Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Imagine seeing a slot machine, dropping one quarter in and hitting 777. Lights flash, alarms go off and your money pours out. Jackpot!
Jackpot is that feeling of winning that vibrates and resonates throughout your whole being. It is that sensation of knowing that you are beyond lucky.
Now imagine that you didn't have to leave winning the Jackpot to games of chance. What if there was a way to be beyond lucky everyday? What if you knew how to strike lucky 7s across the board every time you had a desire? What if you didn't have to give back the winnings, risk addiction or become a statistic. What if you were truly beyond lucky?
To talk to a gambler or someone who has won the lottery often reveals that their luck was left to chance and ended poorly. Gamblers have a tendency to give back more than they won and lottery winners have more tragic endings than glorious windfalls.
Happiness is not a game of chance. Life is like a slot machine and once you know how to recognize the secret 7s, you can pull them on demand.
The secret 7s to infinite Jackpots are simply disguised as: Open, Honest and Patient. Approach every situation as if you have already won. Begin with the end in mind. It is your slot machine. You pick the winnings before you even play. Remember, just as you would need 7s across the board on the same machine in Las Vegas, you need to pull them on the same situation in life. Whether you want to strike the jackpot in love, business, health, wealth, personal development, relationships, helpful people or even moving into a new yoga pose or state of consciousness; you now have the secrets to hit the Jackpot everyday! Be Open with what you desire, honest with your intentions and Patient with your results.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means hitting it big everyday. Your consciousness controls your winnings. Don't leave Happiness to chance. Be Open. Be Honest. Be Patient. You are Beyond Lucky.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.
What do you Desire?
Learning to fish in the ocean is like learning to fish in the Universe. The ocean is vast and wide and full of life and possibilities. When you look into the water, you cannot see what is beneath the surface. You simply trust that the fish are in there. With in your heart, you take action.
You bait your line, drop it in the water and know that you will catch a fish. With each little nimble comes some excitement. It is just a matter of time before you catch a fish. With gratitude, you may catch a small fish. You can settle for that or you may realize that the small fish is an affirmation that there are bigger fish in the sea. Your confidence just increased. The small fish now becomes bait and your desire just expanded to catch a bigger fish.
The greater your desire, the greater your possibilities. Learning to catch fish out of the ocean is equivalent to learning to attract anything out of the universe. Your thoughts are your line. You must cast them with intention and desire. Just as you cannot possibly imagine all the types of fish and creatures that lurk beneath the water's surface, you cannot imagine all of the possibilities that are available in the Quantum world. You cannot predict how long it will take to catch a fish, but with patience, persistence and desire, you trust you will.
Be a Possibiltarian today. Increase your desire and cast your thoughts. When the desire is big enough, exactly what you need swims right to you. It is known that when the student is ready, the teacher arrives. Being ready means having desire.
What do you desire? Love? Money? Children? Education? Travel? Adventure? Passion? New Car? New Home? Confidence? Courage? Peace? Joy? Fun? Bait your lines with desire and start catching what is abundantly waiting for you! Fish not big enough? Boost your bait size, by increasing your desire.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means knowing that the only thing standing between you and your ' big fish' is Desire. Increase yours until you have infinitely expanded your possibilities!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Try this. Nothing ever ends unless it ends PURELY. This is true in all relationships including the ones you have with friends, family, bosses, employees and even relationships to behaviors like overeating, smoking, drinking, drugs, anger or chaos for example.
It is known that even the most sacred of texts have changed and lost some Truth simply because when man goes to communicate verbally or in writing the meaning begins to change. It is like playing the game of Operator. One person whispers something in someone's ear and it gets passed along. By the time it reaches its final recipient, often it is a far-stretch from the original message.
What does all of this have to do with creating your Blissful life of being Happy Healthy and Fit? Understand that the idea of change precedes the decision to change. This applies to the idea of change in your personal relationship, relationship with food, exercise, career, certain friendships or bad habits. The reactive tendency once you get the idea and decide to make a change is to treat the person or situation harshly in an effort to be rid of it. This can be done immediately or by slow death, which means torturing yourself and creating a 'poor' ending which is never really an end.
If you hastily tear a plug from the wall and pull the wires apart, you cannot just plug it into another outlet with doing some repairs. Just because you want a new car, it doesn't make sense to drive the other one into a wall. Desiring a healthier body doesn't mean hating fast food. It means falling in love with the way you feel about healthy food choices and exercise, until the impure habits morph into pure habits. This idea hold exceptionally true in personal relationships. When things are not going the way you dreamed, it is easy to blame the other person and become toxic with unhappiness. The goal is not to get rid of the person, but of the disharmony. Purify your own heart and see only the good in your partner. Magically, he or she will come into harmony or disappear. Either way, you will have a pure ending and attract a pure beginning of that relationship or an even better one.
The Secret to a Life of Harmony is to understand that the Law of Attraction works whether you are conscious of it or not. Where you want transformation to occur, apply a Pure heart. Trust that the power of a pure heart is unstoppable and creates miracles. A pure heart will raise the vibration of any situation until it becomes Perfect. Don't take my word for it! Try and see!
Today, decide the one area of your life that creates the most grief. The one area that you can easily blame for your unhappiness and the reason why you think you can't experience love, travel or start a business. Instead of saying demeaning things about your spouse, partner, boss, friend or job, decide to produce a different result.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means living in a constant state of Harmony. A pure heart creates pure endings when it is time to attract pure beginnings. May today be the best day of your life.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Imagine a life of daily serenity and happiness always.
What if every time someone asked how you are, you could answer 'Amazing' with sparkling eyes and a dancing heart. Wouldn't that be AMAZING, especially when it's your Truth?
Now you can make it yours. Whether you have big goals or small goals, the path to daily health and happiness is a peaceful, calm mind. Whether you practice yoga ever or never, the 4 keys to unlocking happiness are revealed by Patanjali in Book One of the Yoga Sutras.
By cultivating attitudes of friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and disregard toward the wicked, the mind-stuff retains its undisturbed calmness. The four keys: Friendliness, Compassion, Delight and Disregard.
Keeping the four keys in your pocket at all times will ensure that you have the proper one whenever you encounter one of the only four locks in the world. The four locks: the Happy people, unhappy people, the virtuous and the wicked. At any given moment, you can fit anyone into one of these four categories.
The locks and keys are timeless. They have been locking and unlocking serenity and happiness for over 4000 years. When you see a happy person use the friendliness key. This same key can be used on a global level with happy, prospering nations. To feel jealously, will not disturb the happy person or happy nation, but it will disturb your peace.
Unhappy people are unlocked with Compassion. Perhaps you cannot make then happy, but you can protect your own serenity by not fueling their suffering, nor being subject to it. Having compassion and mercy retains your inner Peace.
Delight is delightful in unlocking the virtuous. Do not envy this person, but be inspired. Perhaps imitate the great qualities. Why to try to pull down the virtuous when the key is to rise with Delight?
The wicked are unlocked with indifference. Some people are just wicked. Perhaps you were also at one time wicked. Wicked are not often keen on taking advice, so why disturb your peace in offering it?
With these four keys in your pocket, may you always have serenity in your mind and peace in your heart. You may not get them right immediately, but the more you practice, the more you will recognize which key unlocks which lock. Don't wait for others to one day say, " May you Rest In Peace," when you now know how to LIVE IN PEACE!
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means making each day AMAZING by unlocking Peace and Happiness by keeping the 4 keys consciously in your pocket everyday. Need help find these keys? The regular practice of yoga is an amazing way to remember to never get locked out of happiness by remembering to keep the keys in your pocket everyday.
Friday, February 17, 2012
The Law of Attraction is the Law of Reflection in Action~
Consciousness is your mirror. The Universe is your Reflection. Mirrors don't lie. What is your consciousness attracting and reflecting?
Without getting too scientific into the definition of the Law of Reflection, the principle is that when a ray of Light is reflected from a smooth surface, the incident ray, the reflected ray and the normal to the surface at the point of incidence, all lie in the same plane.
To better understand this law, look only to Mother Nature, to understand the illusions of time and space. When you look into a reflective pool, such as pictured, not only do you see what is growing above the waterline, but in the water has become a reflective pool bringing the trees, clouds, sun and sky all into the same plane or dimension.
The fact that the water is calm makes the point obvious. The water is like the mind. A calm mind attracts and reflects infinite wisdom from the earth to the heavens. Man, by nature, is a conduit or channel connecting the two. Man is a reflective pool. A calm mind knows no limits and reflects all the good. Self-mastery is really about learning to remain calm amidst adversity.
When the mind becomes distracted by chaos, the picture changes. Rippling waters reflect chaos, lack of certainty and induce fear. Calm waters reflect serenity, harmony and tranquility. A calm mind and elevated consciousness is the path to self-mastery.
When you are experiencing uncertainty, doubt or fear, simply calm the waters of the mind, through breath, meditation, yoga or prayer. Recognize that it is just a small breeze blowing over and creating a slight ripple, causing your universe to appear slightly shifted. Calm your mind and calm the breeze. Soon you will see more clearly into the Big Picture than you ever imagined.
If you are not able to still your mind, the chaos has the potential to turn into a hurricane. Learn to simply rest in stillness. Become the clear reflective surface. When things seem like they are falling apart, spiraling out of control or simply not moving at all, just take some time to calm your mind and experience peace in your heart.
Want to Win Everyday? Simply notice what you are reflecting.
For fun, next time you look into a mirror to check that your hair is in place, look deeper, past yourself and see what else is reflected. Move around a little and you will see all kinds of things that you never noticed before being reflected around you. Bring the attention back to yourself and notice if you are smiling. Smile into the mirror and see what reflects back. Next smile from your heart into the mirror and see what happens.
Understanding the Law of Reflection unlocks the keys to being Happy Healthy and Fit. The Universe, like the mirror doesn't have a mind of its own. Want happiness? Be Happy. Want success? Be success. Want Love? Be Love. Want joy? Be Joy. Tranquility? Serenity? Peace? See how easy it is. Even if you don't feel those things yet, you can fake it until you make it. It is the same as smiling from your lips and smiling from your heart.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means understanding the Law of Attraction is really the Law of Reflection in Action. What are you reflecting?
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve~
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Don't take my word for it. Test Napoleon Hill's theory. It is the same Truth that has been getting the rich richer and the poor poorer since the beginning of time. The cliches go on and on. If you think you can or you think you can't you're right. As you think, so shall you be.
It is easy to say with haste that this time-tested formula is a bunch of junk, but that is a lie. As I watched the sunrise this morning, my heart burst with joy as I reflect upon the infinite possibilities available when you align my heart and brain with your hopes and dreams, and partner with the Universe to be your co-creator.
When I was handed a flier last fall to attend a Yoga retreat in Kauai, something very subtle happened. My heart softened in my chest and somehow I knew I was supposed to be there. Financially, it made absolutely no sense at the time. Knowing that doubt destroys dreams, I quickly diminished that thought and turned it over to the Universe. If I could conceive it and believe it, I could achieve it, I simply placed the flier on my desk for daily viewing and incorporated into my daily dialogue that I was going on a yoga retreat to Kauai. I had no idea 'how' but to me the how is a detail. Believe and the leave the 'How' to your co-creator~ the Universe.
Not only did the money appear for Kauai, but the whole amazing experience reminded me that Paradise is here every day for the taking. Life is short and Ecstasy is now. I have been in Paradise ever since.
Trust that alone you are limited by your thoughts. Catch yourself saying things like, 'what is the worst thing that could happen?' and then change your daily dialogue to 'What is the BEST thing that could Happen?' You will be amazed!
The same burst of joy happened when I received the information about the Eco-Fab-Luxe Aqua Nicaragua Wellness resort. I knew in my heart that it was time to help others believe and achieve that all things are possible. I invite you to explore the possibilities of Paradise and come to Nicaragua for Yoga & Surf & total Soul Transformation!
Simply print the flier, place it where you can see it and start telling the world that you are going to Nicaragua. Being Happy Healthy and Fit means changing your thoughts to Think and Grow Rich. It's time to cash in on your Ticket to Paradise!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Love moves mountains
Love ends wars
Love heals hearts
Love makes a house a home
Love is everywhere
Love is Unstoppable
Love makes anything Possible
"How's your love life?" I would often hear my Dad ask whenever he was on the phone. Whether it was with clients, vendors, friends, employees or relatives from my earliest memories, I can recall this infamous question.
At the time, it never made sense, but perhaps my Dad has a firm grasp on what really matters.
In my garage hangs a poster with 21 Suggestions for Success. The first states~ Marry the right person. This one decision determines 90% of your happiness or misery. How do you find the right person?
First, you must be clear on what you are looking for. Finding true and lasting love can be like trying to solve the Rubik's Cube without any directions. You put forth some concerted effort, finally solve one side and sell yourself short. You give up the indefinite struggle, feel the frustration and ultimately~ You settle. Your soul knows that you took a shortcut. Your soul knows that you have settled on a one-dimensional relationship. Most often it is a physical or sexual attraction that fades while leaving the other five sides a hodgepodge mess ignored, unresolved and unfulfilled for years.
It is no secret that if you want to master something you must be willing to learn everything you can about it. A doctor, lawyer, accountant, artist or architect will identify a path. Then study for years and years before considering applying their trade. After seeing patients, clients, financials or drafting blue prints, they will spend many more years before being considered an expert. Throughout the process, they trust that they began with the end in mind.
It is known that without any information you can twist and turn the Rubik's Cube billions of times and never master it. With as little as two directions, it can be solved in less than 10 minutes. The same is true of mastering love and attracting your soul mate. It is really 2 steps.
Stop looking for a quick fix on the most important decision effecting your overall health, wealth and happiness. If you want to attract your soulmate, understand the two no-fail steps.
1. Identify what you are looking to attract.
2. Become that which you have identified.
Whether you are married, in a relationship, haven't had a date in years or know in your heart that you are in the wrong relationship, you can master Love and Attract your Soulmate. Apply the 2 simple steps and trust that your soulmate will find you from across the ocean.
Simply make a list of all things that you are looking for in your perfect soul mate. Keep in mind that that focusing solely on the exterior is like solving one side of the Rubik's Cube. Physical attraction is important, but looks alone fade and will not sustain.
A sample from my list~ Compassionate, open hearted, integrity, respect, kindness, financial stability, responsible, supportive, openminded, adventurous, thoughtful, honorable, spiritual, confident, funny, intellectually stimulating, passionate, creative, non-judging, health conscious, generous heart and loving of mankind. Just for fun, I went back and added, tall, attractive and loves me as is. The Universe is generous, why not ask for exactly what you want?
Magic occurs like a magnet. The Law Affinity states that you attract what you are. Like attracts like. Simply become the person you wish to attract and let the manifesting begin. Believe in Magic and Magic Happens.
Love is in the air. Love is everywhere. Don't waste one more second settling or living without love. Do the best you can with what you have from where you are. Be kind and thoughtful to those all around you. Study love, Be Love, Practice Love and Master Love. In a few weeks of becoming everything on your list, I guarantee you will transform your love life.
May your heart soften and your vibrations rise. Take five minutes to make your list and let the rest be a surprise. Life is short, let it be filled with Love and Magic. Happy Valentine's Day!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Headlines read: Whitney Houston dies at 48. This one time pop queen was in a Beverly Hills hotel room. Cause of death is unclear.
It is amazing how fast the news of Whitney Houston's death swept the world. Before I fell asleep, I received a text message from a friend in Canada and, as soon as, I woke up, even my Dad was ready to tell me the news.
"The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy," Ms. Houston told ABC's Diane Sawyer in an infamous 2002 interview.
Ten years later, the cause of her death was never unclear to me. As soon as I heard the news, I knew in my heart that Whitney died of a broken and sad heart. It is easy to look at the surface and blame drugs. Drugs are not the cause of death. Even when an autopsy is performed, it will not read that she died of drugs, but perhaps of heart failure or something else related to the physical body.
This is a great opportunity to reflect on your own life, meaning, fulfillment, hopes and dreams. Does happiness comes with a price? Do you suffer a broken or sad heart?
Heart failure occurs when you start to see yourself as separate, you are no longer connected. You are not open to receiving the infinite love and wisdom intended and available to you. You cannot give what you do not have.
The story of Whitney Houston is sad, but not unique. It is happening everyday around the world. Whenever you look outside of yourself for happiness and fulfillment, ultimately it will lead to torment and broken heartedness. Drugs are not the cause, but really the effect. If you want to heal the world, heal hearts. Start now. Even a warm smile can offer hope to the seemingly hopeless. Never assume that because someone appears to have money that they are happy or because they have none that they are not.
True and lasting fulfillment is a result of healing your own heart. Find love and appreciation of yourself exactly as you are. Perfect. The biggest devil is you and so is the biggest angel. Instead of looking outside of yourself for fame, fortune, platinum albums, love and appreciation, just look inside of you and you will find solid gold. You don't need the emblem of Superman on your chest, but rather the emblem of Superstar on your heart.
Where do broken hearts go?
Can they find their way home?
Back to the open arms of a love that's waiting there
And if somebody loves you
Won't they always love you?
Next time you feel like you are suffering a broken heart. Realize that you are only feeling the same feelings everyone else is feeling or has felt. Broken hearts die alone. Broken open hearts connect and unify immortally.
God Bless you Whitney. Thank you for your efforts to change the world and reunify the races back to one heart. May you Rest in Peace, while we learn to Live in Peace.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means turning your broken heart into a heart of gold. May your pain no longer isolate you, but unify you. May you realize that you are Superstar! Together we can create a golden globe!
Friday, February 10, 2012
This morning's sunrise over the water created a magical moment. Like a fairytale, for a fleeting second the whole planet was pink. In an instant it disappeared.
Children love fairytales. They love to be told stories where all is magical, perfect and anything is possible. Their eyes light up and twinkle with possibilities as dreams are formed of white knights, princesses, prince charming, fairy godmothers, fairy dust, angel wings and magic slippers.
Fairytales are really stories of great magical moments resulting from great love. Thereby making anything possible. Somehow, the joy of fairytales disappear as you get distracted by life. Soon, you find yourself believing that there is no such thing as pink water or true love.
Those thoughts are just distractions blocking you from your true potential. Love is an elevation of consciousness. It is a heightened state of awareness. Love is a vibrational frequency that opens channels to the divine. Love is what turns water pink and creates endless beauty in the world.
Love isn't something that happens outside of you. Love happens inside of you. February is the month that we have come to associate with love in the romantic sense. Romance is wonderful, but do not wait one more second for love to find you and sweep you off your feet.
Want more love in your life? Take a moment to notice the beauty and love that is inside of you and all around you. Practice getting up with the sun and tuning into the stillness for inspiration. Allow your mind to recognize that your thoughts are an amazing color palette and you have the power to create anything you can imagine. Soon you will even see fairy godmothers, Prince Charming and possibly pink elephants!
It's your life. Make it magical. Make it Beautiful. Make it a Fairytale Romance. Make everyday a a celebration!
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means vibrating in the consciousness of love tuning into the magical moments that can make even the darkest ocean appear pink.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Yoga practice is like an obstacle race. It is in overcoming obstacles that you find your strength and expand your capacity.
When you encounter obstacles in life, you are faced with two choices. You can choose to stop or become unstoppable. Obstacles can be real or imagined. They can be large or small.
Does a road closure send you back home or drive you to find a new path? Does losing a job send you into a state or depression or create the sensation of ecstasy that you may now discover your life's purpose? Does the end of a relationship leave you feeling empty and insignificant, broken down or broken open to the uniting with your soul mate?
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Book 1:30, it is the constant and continuous effort of overcoming obstacles that keep the mind sharp and engaged. Thereby protecting it from the real dangers: disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception, false perception, failure to reach firm ground and slipping from the ground gained.
I love teaching and sharing yoga with the world. It is an amazing feeling to introduce people to the simple technology of breath and movement. It is like plugging in a lamp and turning it on after it has been sitting for years looking like a decoration. Suddenly there is Light. The potential was always there and the sky is the limit.
The way you approach your yoga practice is reflective of the way you approach your life. You can see the weak areas as obstacles and stop or embrace the fact that you now know where to focus your efforts to become unstoppable.
The problem is many people are intimidated by yoga or allow the ego to believe things like: I am not good at it, I am not flexible, I am overweight, I am too old, I don't have the time, I went once and didn't like it, I can't do those kinds of moves, etc. These are simply manufactured obstacles. It is just like learning to walk, talk, read and write.
You must begin somewhere and accept the infancy stage is always the beginning. To begin as an expert of anything defies natural laws. You have the strength, you just don't know it. You need to be challenged and tested to overcome your own limitations and strengthen your desire and will.
Doing what is simple and easy is like a river that just flows without expressing its power. Put an obstacle in the flow, like a dam, and you can see its strength in the form of tremendous electrical power. You are the water. Yoga is your path to infinite power! Feel it! Own it! Be it!
Whether you want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, start a business, buy a home or plant a garden, the regular practice of yoga will give you the strength and tenacity to overcome the obstacles and be unstoppable.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sometimes in life you encounter someone that makes your skin crawl. Any form of interaction with them, be it in person, on the phone, an email, text message or merely a thought is enough to activate the inflammation. You feel toxic.
Often, this person is someone that you work closely with or are related to. It can be your neighbor, your sister or even your business partner. The more you are forced to deal with them, the more often you are left with tension in your forehead and a pit in your stomach. You want to pull your hair out, you want to pull their hair out, you want to scream and may even find yourself relishing in childish violent thoughts to express how you feel.
Left unmanaged this seemingly annoying relationship is festering beneath the surface and creating dis-ease on a cellular level. Much like a small mole or discoloration of skin is reflective of a widespread, deep cancer spreading beneath your skin. Toxicity is poisonous.
Cutting people out of your life may seem like the best solution, but whenever we cut anything away, we leave a hole, followed by a scar. However small the scar, it serves as a reminder of prior suffering and dis~ease.
What if there was a better way? What if that annoying person left only to be replaced by another annoying person of greater magnitude? Then imagine, what if you were to never experience this kind of relationship again?
When you feel powerless over your emotions, you have given your power away. No one took it, for it is impossible. You gave it away by being selective with your love. What if the person irritating you was suffering from a lack of love? Loving compassion is like the sunshine. It is not selective where it shines, but shines equally on all beings, creatures and things. Living things blocked from the sun are destined to struggle. Prisoners are punished by being locked in the dark. The sun is almighty powerful and so are you.
Recognize that your heart is like the sun and all it needs to do is shine kindness and loving compassion on those relationships that present struggles. It doesn't matter how long they have been struggling, kindness kills dis-ease. Simply treat other people how you would like to be treated. Truly love your 'neighbor' as yourself. It may seem painful at first to proactively mend the fences, but the alternative is eternal suffering and the pain is just your ego. Pain goes away, suffering lingers indefinitely.
Life is short. Make every moment magical. Take a moment today to reflect on the person in your life that makes you cringe. It doesn't matter why. Do not spend anytime on the why for it is insignificant, regardless of how it has magnified in your imagination. The point is to be free of Dis~ease, not to marinate in it. Dis~ease in the mind creates disease in the body.
This is an exercise in healing your own heart. Appreciation, Respect and Love are the 3 ingredients necessary to detox your toxic relationships. I am not suggesting that this person will become your best friend. I am simply suggesting that this formula purify the relationship ridding it of disease. Expect nothing in return but to feel Happier and Healthier in your own heart. Is there anything greater than that?
It is a 3-step cure. The only thing that can get in your way is you holding onto to your dis-ease. Proactively schedule in your day planner 3 separate acts of showing Respect, Appreciation and Love. Do not expect an overnight cure and do not be deterred by lack of receptivity. Just follow the steps and trust the process.
Need suggestions or have an idea about what has worked for you? Please Leave a comment. Together we can purify hearts and elevate the collective consciousness.
May your heart be Light and Free today and always!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
How often do you use the word 'can't'?
Can't go. Can't help. Can't remember. Can't make it. Can't afford it. Can't find it. Can't Be it. Can't do it. Can't have it. Can't do handstands. Can't ski. Can't travel. Can't start your business. Can't write your book. Can't dance. Can't sing. Can't find love. Can't have a family. Can't be Happy. Can't be Free. Can't go on a yoga & surf retreat to Nicaragua.
Can't is the single most limiting thought in the English language. After all, we all have heard that if you think you can or you think you can't, you are correct. Thoughts are seeds and thoughts of 'can't' grow weeds choking the Universe's infinitely creative ability to turn your wildest dreams into reality.
The truth is, can't usually means 'don't want to' or 'don't know how.'
Begin to notice when this word surfaces in daily conversation. Just for fun practice telling the Truth or hearing the Truth by replacing the can't with 'don't want to' or 'don't know how.' Notice when someone asks you for help and you reactively reply that you can't help. Or, perhaps you receive an invitation that doesn't make your heart burst with joy and you react by saying that you can't make it. Someone serves you something that does not look appetizing and you say that you can't eat one more thing.
Can't is actually a lie. The Truth is you don't want to be inconvenienced or uncomfortable. The trouble with can't is that the consciousness contains imaginary chains that keep you locked up exactly where you are. Can't keeps you from experiencing great adventure, great love and great blessings.
For each time, you tell the Truth and say I don't want to or I don't know how to instead of I can't, it brings you closer to Freedom. Maybe it even opens the gates to vast new worlds. Perhaps it isn't that you can't or don't want to, but don't know how or lack certainty.
Today, practice replacing 'can't' with can. Simply add certainty to the consciousness of Can and observe the miracles that occur in your life. Trust that by removing the word can't from your vocabulary, you will elevate your consciousness to that of I CAN! You may not know where the path will lead you, except to a place higher and better than where you are.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means removing the consciousness of can't by replacing it with the consciousness of Can. Go ahead and test it. This works on everything! Add the secret formula to your life and you CAN make all of your dreams come true~
Can + Certainty = Consciousness Creation of Infinite Abundance, Blessings and Miracles!
As you think, so shall you be!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
World Peace begins with inner peace and extends from there. War begins with inner conflict and extends from there. With this wisdom in mind, you have the power to change the world.
Notice that how you feel at any given moment, affects the way you treat those you encounter. Perhaps on a good day the waitress receives a generous tip and on a bad day, there is no tip at all. Your decision to be generous on a good day, may change the direction of the waitress's entire day. She may spend the extra money on a nice meal for her family and shower them with love and appreciation. Filled with love, her family will extend kindness to friends and neighbors and perhaps inspire fundraising to build a community center to help those less fortunate, thereby changing the world.
Your decision to leave no tip, may make her feel that she failed in her job of service and leave her self-esteem plummeting so that she goes home and sees her family as a burden that she cannot support. Her child will feel the pressure that she is putting on her mother and in a desperate attempt to feel better may be lead to stealing in an effort to alleviate that burden. Thus begins her life of crime, thereby changing the world.
It may be easy to look at those two scenarios and feel they are grossly disproportionate, but are they really? You do have the power to make or break someone's day at each encounter. The waitress analogy is one small manifestation of the infinite opportunities presented each day to choose Light over Darkness.
When you see someone in pain, do not fear being burned by their flame. Recognize that it is only a spark and a spark requires something flammable to consume in order to escalate. Just as you would not feed paper to a candle, do not fuel someone else's spark with your own anger or hatred, for this would be a combustible combination. Learn to see only the beauty in the flame that burns inside everyone you encounter. Eventually, this flame of pain will transition into one of love.
First, you must learn to love and appreciate yourself wholly and completely. Only then, will you recognize that same perfect spark in others. In yoga, we say Namaste, or the Light inside of me, recognizes and honors the light inside of you.
Next time you feel like you are out of alignment with inner peace, remember the importance of realigning as soon as possible. For inner conflict causes outer conflict and outer conflict causes wars between friends, family members, neighbors, communities, states and nations. A daily yoga or meditation practice is an amazing way to rest in inner peace and thereby contribute to the global shift of world peace.
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means contributing to World Peace via Inner Peace.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Are you living the life of your dreams? If not, start Now! Seed, Feed and Heed Your Dreams!
As the saying goes~ inside of one seed exists an entire forest. Ponder that for a moment. The mighty oak is the acorn that kept growing. There would be no oak without the acorn. By their nature, seeds contain the potential for infinite abundance.
Thoughts are seeds. They have been sprouting manifestations since the beginning of consciousness. Thoughts become things and as you think so shall you be. Want to change your world? Change your thoughts. Remember, it doesn't matter how dark things may appear in the moment. Magic happens beneath the surface. Darkness contains fertility for light.
Creating your Dream Life is as easy as one, two, three.
Step One: Begin by Seeding Your Dream
If you are not living your dream life, take a moment to ask yourself what your dream life even looks like. Often when I ask people what their dream life looks like, they answer~ "not this." After a little more digging, the truth is they have no idea what they are passionate about, haven't heard the word passion in every day conversation and can no longer remember what they do for fun. If thought can create and fund freight liners, jet planes and spaceships, surely thought can make you Happy Healthy and Fit.
Invest five minutes today designing your dream life. Make a list of all the things that you will feel in your dream life. This very minute investment is the act of cultivating your dream garden. Be clear. Instead of listing something like losing weight, quit smoking and making more money, consider listing overall health, wellness and confidence. After all, it is your dream garden, take a moment to list what you really want. These are the seeds for your Dreams. Mine contains things like great passion, great adventure and great love.
Step Two: Feed Your Dreams
When people ask you how you are, let them know that you are very happy and excited to be filling your life with your dreams. For example, I would answer that by saying that I am full of love and very passionate about my next adventure. This kind of language empowers your seeds, even when you have absolutely no idea what your seeds will produce. It leaves no room for doubt, opens conversations and doors in the big picture. It is the happiness and love of life that fertilizes your dreams. Often times when my phone rings now or I receive an email, it is from someone who is excited to share some kind of business or travel adventure that they think I would just love and be passionate about. Not only am I feeding my dreams, but they are so clear that my friends, family and the Universe are actively co-creating and feeding them too.
This very simple technology earned me many frequent flier miles and many amazing memories last year. This year has only just begun and my seeds of passion, adventure and love have taken on a life of their own. I encourage you to invest the five minutes and identify what you will be planting. The downside of not planting your own seeds, is that your mind is so fertile, no seeds, means open season for weeds. Also, be aware that engaging in drama, gossip and small talk is feeding the weeds that contain the potential to choke your dreams.
Step Three: Heed Dreams!
As long as you have seeded your dreams and have been feeding your dreams, trust that they are growing. The final step is to heed your dreams. Pay attention to the small things good and bad. The universe supports the growth of seeds and weeds. If you find yourself experiencing doubt or uncertainty, learn to weed it out and focus on your dream. Trust that even when you cannot see anything surfacing day after day, your dream is gestating. Miracles are always in the making, it just may take time to see them.
You can plant seeds for anything you desire. I just encourage you to notice if your list consists entirely of things. Things are wonderful, but true fulfillment is a feeling. What is the feeling you want to feel? Add that to your list of seeds. The sky is the Limit!
Being Happy Healthy and Fit means Seed your Dreams, Feed your Dreams and Heed Your Dreams! Happy Harvesting! May all of your dreams come true!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Learning to communicate openly and freely with your true self allows you to communicate openly and freely with the whole world. Words create the barriers in language barriers. Words cause rifts, words cause wars.
The trouble with words is they are limited by their very nature. What does house really mean? What does chariot really describe? The fact is, both of those words are used to describe tangible items that are actually describing the combination of other items such as wood, windows and possibly wheels.
Ultimately what that means is that writing or speaking a word like house or chariot creates a highly subjective and vastly different picture in the mind of the thinker, speaker and listener. Mental pictures are created based on the limits of the mind and things it has to make relative comparisons to. For a moment, ponder other words just to fully comprehend the possibility of miscommunication even with the best intentions. Flower, shirt, bird and car are a few simple every day words that create different images to different people.
With this understanding, how can you possibly rely solely on words to communicate more complex and less tangible things like Love, Joy, Peace and Truth? Verbal communication is considered the lowest form of communication. In fact, it is the only level on which you can lie. A slight elevation in communication comes in the form of body language. Deeply connected to your soul is your body. Notice where your feet are taking you, in relation to the words and stories you speak and hear. Do you say that you love your family and spend all of your time at work? Do you say you want to be healthy as you light up a cigarette and crack open a beer or soda?
Words eluding you? Know that your eyes speak the Truth more clearly than your body language. The eyes are the direct path to the soul. Love and Fear are spoken through the eyes. The more you learn to make eye contact with others, the less words you will ever need and the greater the communication. At this level, words become less of a distraction. Practice looking into the eyes of everyone that you speak to. Turn down the volume on the words and turn up the volume on the message coming from the eyes. Your inner ear will hear the Truth.
The highest level of communication is intuition and telepathy. This is learning to tap into the Universal and collective consciousness to receive exactly what you need exactly when you need it. The highest level of communication is the knowing without knowing how you know.
If you would like to learn to speak the universal languages of Love, Truth and Intuition, begin by practicing communicating with yourself and the Universe. Any form of moving meditation is a great way to begin. Yoga allows you to practice quieting your mind by removing the need to communicate verbally. You will begin to ascend through the levels of communication as your body speaks volumes when it begins to transition through the poses. Ultimately this newfound awareness will expand into your senses and you will become more conscious of your non-verbal communication listening and speaking your truth through your eyes and ears.
Knowing that at one time, all beings were able to communicate collectively, means that the technology still exists. Practice elevating your consciousness a little bit every day and then it won't matter where your body lands itself: Africa, Nicaragua, Arizona, Florida, Canada or anywhere on this small planet, you will be able to communicate through the Universal languages.
Having been blessed with the opportunity to travel around the globe, I have learned that people are people. Often times it is more difficult to communicate verbally with people speaking English than it is to communicate through the heart with those speaking Swahili or Spanish. Being Happy Healthy and Fit means learning to proficiently communicate in the Universal Languages of Love, Truth and Intuition~ for they ascend all language barriers and speak volumes!