2012

Looking for Life’s Passion

For quite a while my quest has been to find my life’s passion. I remember when I used to have a passion for life. It seems a distant lifetime ago. Nevertheless, I remember. I awakened each day with purpose, joy, and excitement about beginning my day. I can remember wanting something, or deciding to do something, and almost without effort, I either figured out a way to get it or it just happened. Despite those annoying problems that plague all of us, things just seemed to fall into place. Looking back, I feel almost a sense of mourning. Somewhere along the line, I lost it, or perhaps it did die away. Whichever it was, I surely do not have it now.

I want it back! I want that happiness, excitement, that nearly breathless anticipation. I have looked everywhere and I cannot find it. Yet, I know it exists. But where can it possibly be found?

I decided to look on the Internet. After all, it has everything, right? I figured that the first thing I needed were affirmations. Not those corny ones you sometimes come across, but the ones that resonate with me – with my soul. I came across free recorded affirmations by Vic Johnson. For days on end, I listened to them day and night. But I needed more. This was good, but not enough!

I was still thinking, “if only my husband would… if I made more money… if I could just get it together… or do more”. I really felt that I needed to change my behavior. So I made a list of “Things To Do” each day, starting with when I got up including breakfast, vitamins, exercise, schedule time for writing, etc. You get the idea. If I could just work towards this, all would be fine. I just needed discipline.

However, it did not work. Even if I did ALL of the things on my list I still was not satisfied. I found no joy in doing any of it. I found myself constantly policing myself and chastising myself which lead to more guilt than I had to start with! This was not the answer.

I looked into more affirmations, even ‘Googled’ “finding life’s passion” and “finding my life’s purpose”. I found some interesting things, but I did not hold out a lot of hope. Something KEY was missing and I could not seem to find it. This was becoming exhausting physically as well as emotionally.

I liked the affirmations I got from Vic Johnson so I ‘Googled’ him. I found his site: http://www.AsAManThinketh.net/

Vic Johnson

At the top of the page, right in the center, it had:

Free eBook – As A Man Thinketh

Change Your Thoughts,
Change Your Life

Many, many years ago – during that other lifetime – I had read some writings by Norman Vincent Peale. I remembered that a certain passage really hit home with me and I had made a small poster to hang on the refrigerator where I would see it each day and remember to put it into practice. That passage was “Change Your Thoughts and You Change Your World”! That alone excited me! Never mind that I could not remember how it worked exactly, but I KNEW it did!

I went ahead and downloaded the free eBook, “As A Man Thinketh” by James Allen.

This book “is partly responsible for the creation of the entire personal development industry. Most contemporary PD authors and teachers credit this little book for providing foundation to their principles. It is a set of philosophical musings on the power of our thoughts. Earl Nightingale, widely regarded as the father of modern day personal development, in his best-selling recording, called the ideas in this book, ‘The Strangest Secret’. The secret, he said, is ‘we become what we think about’.”1

Now this may sound foreign to you, trivial, or even like downright wishful thinking. Nevertheless, bear with me. I can tell you that if you learn about this AND put it into practice, it will totally change your life! I can say this because it sure is making a difference in mine!

As A Man Thinketh eBookSo head on over to http://www.AsAManThinketh.net and get your FREE eBook, “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. This book  was written over 100 years ago! The words of wisdom in this book are every bit as relevant today as when it was published in 1903.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

1As A Man Thinketh (dot) net, Vic Johnson, founder. Quote by Earl Nightingale.

 

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Great Transformation Happening on the Planet

What follows is an excerpt from Mijanou Montealegre’s 1st article in the Huffington Post (online). She is the founder of http://www.mysticmamma.com.   In this article she discusses some of the changes that many are going through now. It is commonly thought that these changes are the beginning of the transformation that we will experience in 2012.

There is a great transformation happening on the planet. Each of us is experiencing it in our own particular way. It is deeply personal, and yet because we are all experiencing it, it is also universal. It is beneficial for us to understand what is happening and be able to see, with an eagle-like vision, our relative experience in the context of the whole, because it affords us not only clarity, but also a sense of belonging.

This transformation that is occurring is an inner stretching of consciousness expanding. We are recalibrating our understanding of reality as individuals and as a collective. We are expanding the boundaries of ourselves and in the process re-defining ourselves in every way. Old understandings, old structures and old patterns are dissolving as clarity and vision are emerging.

Humanity is cracking open into a new understanding of itself. The awareness of the cosmos in its entirety, in its multi-dimensionality as an energetic field of consciousness is starting to slowly seep into the collective mind. We are moving from a reality of separateness toward one of unity.

Continue reading  HERE

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Noteworthy Quotes:

Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

I’ve learned never to be surprised if what must inevitably happen happens right now.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Everything that occurs in your life is part of God‘s plan to wake you up.  ~Leonard Jacobson

Situated in some nebulous distance I do what I do so that the universal balance of which I am a part may remain a balance.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.  ~Charlie Brown

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Don’t forget to read the rest of  Mijanou Montealegre’s article HERE


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