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“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
Antonius“Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.”
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“Good cooking takes time. If you are made to wait, it is to serve you better.”
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"Teachers open doors but you must enter by yourself."
" Set you sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing
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Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017. I hope your holidays were joyous and satisfying.
Along with wishes for a happy New Year, we usually hear have a happy and prosperous New Year!!! So, even though everybody is probably writing and inundating you all about this subject, I decided that I really should write a current article about Prosperity and Abundance in our lives, especially since it is, along with releasing negative thoughts, feelings and emotions, a core aspect of my practice.
So, enjoy —
THE ABUNDANT LIFE
Prosperity and abundance are not just about money or possessions, they are about a rich, full, fulfilling and joyful life that is filled with much laughter, love, excitement and yes, money and success.
The late John Schaar, previously of the University of California at Santa Cruz wrote, “The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.”
Professor Schaar has pointed out much more eloquently than I one of the core beliefs in my practice, lectures, writing, teaching and workshops. Take control of your life and your actions by taking control of your thoughts and in that way create your own future.
Life often requires us to do many things that we really don't want to be doing. As a result of this we get so used to feeling frustrated that we imagine we will never get the chance to indulge ourselves in activities that we actually might want and choose to do. Because this happens so often, we start to believe it is our life and because of that, sometimes when an opportunity does come along, we are so wrapped up in the mechanics of survival that we fail to recognize or respond to the offer being presented to us. In addition, over the years I’ve observed just how frequently people relinquish control of their own future to someone other than themselves and, not only that, but so frequently to someone they don’t even respect or admire.
As Professor Schaar has said, the future is indeed a place that we are creating, but not just the future, each and every day we create our current reality as well. Your life does not have to be determined by the whims, addictions and negative behavior patterns of those around you or even your own past. You have the power to take control. You have the power to live the life you dream of.
The truth is that it is our perception of any incident, occurrence, activity or situation that determines whether we are happy or sad, have feelings of joy or hopelessness, think we are making progress or stagnating; and it is this very ability that may be the most powerful tool each of us has at our disposal to shape and guide not only our present, but our future. Even when we know we have this tool available, even when we have learned how to use it, sometimes we simply do not. Have we forgotten or perhaps not forgotten, but are we simply afraid to try. Perhaps it is easier to place the blame for the negativity in our lives on someone else thereby abdicating any personal responsibility whatsoever.
My question to each of you is — Why? Why do we not only sometimes allow others to take our power and our strength and use it, but frequently we give it to them! Why do we allow others to start directing and controlling not only our present but our future?
In order to make changes, however, sometimes we need to look at the limiting themes that have repeated themselves in our life. These limiting themes tend to be repeated as a result of fear. Fear of change, fear of failure, even worse, fear of success. Maybe you’ve carried that old baggage around long enough. I think that maybe it’s time to get rid of it and start living a life filled with prosperity and abundance, a life that is rich and full, filled with love, fulfillment, happiness and yes, money and success as well.
The real truth, the reality of this world we live in is that desire is the life force of energy streaming through us. It is our desires that keep us alive and magnetic. People without strong desires slowly wither away, living only shadow lives of whom they were and who they were meant to be. The more we allow the energy of desire to flow through us, the more vibrant and alive we become, the more connected we feel, and life just gets better and better.
Allow that desire to flow through you and if you feel I can help, let me know. It is and can be so much more fun and easier than you think.
Linda Simmon, C.Ht.
This issue these all focus on memory—
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Linda Simmon, C.Ht.