Saturday, September 22, 2012

Live Consciously

To live consciously, you must be aware that there is something to be conscious of.

Just because there is a precedence of facts staring you in the face, doesn’t mean it is the end all, be all. Back in the day we never thought anyone would fly through the heavenly skies or dive in the deepest parts of the oceans, and yet we continue to obliterate world records, prove the un-thinkable, and create standards that were never considered feasible let alone, possible.

So how does the human race do it? How is it that we are able to obtain the unobtainable, develop and expound the capabilities in technology, medicine, and science? It happens when we begin to understand the law of Cause and Effect.

When we understand that precedence isn’t the defining moment of expansion, but the beginning point of true discovery, we will begin to understand the power of our intentions. It is when we reach beyond the proven and grasp the undiscovered.

Let’s not forget…15 years ago we didn’t even know what the Internet was, let alone how much it would change our lives. Was all this technology and innovation always there? Yes, but we just didn’t know how to use it. Just as nothing changed in the law of gravity or law of mathematics when humans figured out how to fly through the air. Nothing in the law of mathematics or electricity ever changed when we learned how to harness its potential and use it to better our lives, the only thing that changed was our understanding of how the law worked.

How is this relevant to our lives? Us little people who think we can’t make a difference in the world, or dent in the Universe?

It is more relevant than you know.

When you truly understand, with every fiber of your being, that thought is the most powerful tool in the Universe; nothing will impede your expansion and growth…except your own limited thinking.

If you’ve never used the great power that lies within you, how can you ever know what to do or how to use it? Let me tell you right off the bat; don’t concern yourself with how it works. You use electricity without fully understanding how it works, and it tends to do exactly what we want it to do.

All you need to learn, understand, and remember is that what you focus on, what you give your attention to, always shows up in your life. What you talk about, will always give it permission to stay in your life. Stop and think about it…ask yourself; what am I saying about my family, and my friends? What am I telling people about my job, my bank account, and my health? Am I agreeing with the people who are miserable, sad, broken, and angry; or am I finding the smallest blessing in the worst of moments? Because when you decide to approach life with love in your heart and mind, your life will change.

Life always begets life. What you decide to think into your experiences is exactly what you will get back. Authenticity will always bring Authentic events into your life. Because it is not only the words you speak or think, but the feeling you put behind your words and thoughts that gives them power.

Pay attention and be conscious of what you are accepting into your life. Believe, feel, and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are worthy of a harmonious, healthy and loving life. You are amazing and you deserve the best life possible!

Thanks for hanging out and reading my ramblings~

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dreams Come True!

Faith is what gets you up every day; even while fear is making other plans.

Whatever dream you have, the fear that keeps you from taking that first step…I understand it. I know how hard it can be to allow that initial push that propels you into the world of uncertainty. The chill evoking, perspiring, heart racing fear of, “what did I just do.” Trust me, I know. Everyone feels insecure at times.

We look at our dreams and instead of looking at the first step ahead of us we focus on the steepest part of the mountain, and decide at that moment to give up. I get it. I know how that feels, the thoughts of, “I’m too old, too weak, fat, poor, uneducated, too______(fill in the blank).” I totally relate to how unsure it feels to take a piece of yourself and let the world have it. It can be scary. It can be overwhelming, even sickening; but when you learn that the only thing that matters is how you think, and feel about it. Besides if you don’t believe in yourself, how is anyone else?

Hey, one year ago on September 4th, 2011 I self-published my first novel. Talk about striping buck naked and running down the street. Yes, I will tell you there were days I would cry and scream. There were days I thought I wasn’t going to be able to do it. Every day when I would write another chapter, another paragraph, I would wonder if it was any good. But there was something driving me; something greater than my fear and uncertainty…it was my total belief that I found my purpose.

When it got tough, or someone would say something that would shake my foundation, I would have to say to myself, “that’s not the truth of me.” When people would say or I would read on the internet, “self-publishing is hard,” or “nobody will take you seriously, you self-published,” I would say to myself, “that’s not my story.” When hurdles would crop up, I wouldn’t allow them to even enter my consciousness. None of that hogwash was going to be part of my story. And when I would have days where my consciousness wasn’t as strong, I would look up success stories and prove it can be done. Whatever your dream, what you invest in it, is what you’ll get out of it.

Don’t let other people’s stories or experiences be your defining moments.

This is your journey not theirs. Let your story be paved with your dreams, your desires, and your beliefs. When naysayers come to squawk, let them alone, they are coming from fear. Fear you don’t need or want.

There is more than enough to go around, so praise success. When you come from graciousness, grace shows up in your life. When you come from authenticity, authentic events happen in your life. If you see someone following their dreams, celebrate them. Praise their good, and come from sincerity. When you are sincere in your life, life will always show up for you.

When I decided to publish Wilson Mooney and I needed a graphic designer. I struggled with how I was going to make it happen. I was wrong…I kept coming from fear. Fear of inability to pay them, fear I wasn’t going to be able to find someone that saw my same vision. Fear I wasn’t going to be able to “make it” happen. But the minute I gave up the “how” and accepted the “it is already done” a wonderful graphic designer came into my life, perfect timing. She is amazing! The minute I gave up the story riddled with fear, lack, and limitation, and accepted a better story for myself, she showed up. And she happens to be one of the most giving, wonderful persons I have ever met.

I have several stories like that, I needed a professional editor; again I feared the lack of funds, the fear of judgment in my shaky handle on the English language and all its rules. Even though I knew I had a good story I was afraid of being judged. But the moment I let go of that fear, that self-judgment, the most wonderful thing happened…I was contacted by an incredible professional editor. She saw my vision and she was willing to work with me. She sees beyond my short comings and believes in what I am doing. And lucky me, we work well together. She also is a very giving and gracious person.

Same goes for my beta readers, musical talent, readers, and supporters. People want to help you succeed. We all want to be a part of something that makes us feel good. That’s why we cheer for the underdog and praise the humble winner. We love to see people succeed.

But it starts with your vision, your dream. It starts with a spark that ignites the desire for something greater in your life. When you realize that—when you find your purpose and you learn to let go and let your journey unfold, anything is possible.

Thanks for coming by and reading my ramblings!