Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Word about the Ads...

I’ve had this blog up and running since July of 2007 with no ads of any kind. I was writing it mostly for myself, as a way to document the interesting and inspiring experiences I’ve been having. In the last few months, people have been finding me, probably through my facebook, twitter, and with Google searches—and I have never advertised or made any kinds of announcements about it. I love when people find me and post positive comments…it’s really fun for me.

I’ve been adding to it and thinking of ways to expand it all the time. It’s a great creative outlet for me, and I love when people tell me they are inspired and uplifted by it!

I always noticed ads on other people’s blogs and websites, and I realized you can make some extra money this way. I figured it’s worth a try, and so that’s why you’re seeing ads now. When I find a way to allow in lots of money, I’ll remove them. Until then, they’ll be there to hopefully generate a flow of money to me J

I’m learning a lot about money these days. It’s not good or bad. It’s just a way to do the things you want to do! For example: live in your own house, go on fun trips, buy gifts for people you love…Having money is not everything, but it’s a way to more easily do the things you want to do.

More on this later J

Friday, February 18, 2011

Inspiration from Russell Simmons!

On Wednesday, as I was driving, the words “Golden Lotus” popped into my awareness. I loved the sound of that and I loved the image of a golden lotus flower. I wrote those words down and went on my way.

The next day, I went to Barnes & Noble, and as I turned my car off, I said a short and silent prayer to be guided to what is best for me right now. As soon as I walked in, Russell Simmons’ book “Super Rich” got my attention. There were so many books on the display tables, but maybe the bright and beautiful gold background got my attention. Or maybe it was Russell’s peaceful, joyful countenance…or maybe it was the title! (There are so many things I want to experience in life and being rich would make all those things easy and accessible!)

I sat down and started reading the first few pages. He mentioned the word Samadhi, which was amazing because the night before, I had done a Samadhi meditation. Then I had the urge to look at the spine of the book, and what did I see? A golden lotus flower!! So far, all good signs J

I’ve only read about forty pages so far, and I already love this book. I really love how honest and authentic he is. I love that he doesn’t eat meat, which is aligned with a decision I made last week to be a vegetarian again.

I became a vegetarian when I was seventeen, after seeing a whole lamb being roasted in my parents’ backyard one Easter. I took one look at it and I knew I couldn’t eat meat again. But all I remember from that time was that everyone around me was telling me I need meat, I could get sick, it’s so radical…and so after about two years, I went back to eating meat again. At that time, I wanted the approval of the people in my life more than I wanted to be true to myself. (Also, I visited family in Greece, and I was surrounded by amazing home cooked meals, so it was hard to resist!)

But all that has changed! As I keep moving through my wonderful spiritual journey, all the pieces are fitting together. I’m taking steps towards what feels most aligned with my highest good, and I’m finding that when I do what makes me feel fulfilled, I’m so much happier. And that happiness naturally inspires others to their own happiness. And that feels good to me!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Release Resistance and Get Answers!

I had an extraordinary experience the other day. I started reading a bunch of affirmations from one of Joseph Murphy’s books, out loud while I was exercising. I was saying them really loud and powerfully and it felt amazing! I only did this for about 10 minutes or so. Then I lied down on the floor, just relaxing and breathing. I gently turned my head and noticed my dresser drawers. I realized I could put some older books into some of the empty drawers, so that I can clear some space to put some new books and magazines on my bookshelves.

I started doing that, and I found my copy of “The Artists’ Way.” I read this book years ago, and it was beautifully tattered and torn and marked up. I flipped through it and started remembering my desire to be a musician. I used to write songs and play the guitar, but I stopped doing that about 11 years ago. Interesting: I’ve lived in New Jersey for 11 years. I’ll blame it on the state!

Well, as I was organizing some of my old books, I started flipping through several of them. And I noticed I came across the word forgiveness in three different books! To me, this means: pay attention! Who have I not forgiven? What is forgiveness, really? I remember reading a quote from Abraham on forgiveness. They said forgiveness is seeing the person through the eyes of love—through the perspective of Source. Very profound…very beautiful!

So, who am I not seeing through the eyes of love? I’m sure I could come up with a whole list of people, including myself.

Another wonderful thing I found was the Wayne Dyer book that led me to Abraham! How amazing! It’s this little book called “Every Day Wisdom for Success,” and in the back, there’s a mention of “Ask and it is Given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks and it says “Highly recommended by Dr. Wayne Dyer!” At that time, which was about five years ago, I liked and respected him and I valued his opinion, so I got the book, and I’ve been a fan of Abraham-Hicks ever since. J

I also realized that my day started today with doing a few rounds of EFT (a meridian tapping technique). I got emails from three people about a Jack Canfield discussing EFT, and I decided to take a look. I’ve dabbled with this method here and there, but today, I did it for real, and I really feel like I released some stuck emotions. I felt lighter and freer, and that’s what inspired to clear out some clutter!

What I learned is that when we release resistance, answers and ideas flow in so quickly and easily.

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