Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Focus: I choose to live consciously and mindfully.

The fact that we are privileged enough to be living during this time also means that we will need to learn how to live consciously and mindfully. This is especially true because we will also become more extrasensory and aware of the energy we are sending out and receiving, psychically speaking.

Speaking more personally, you will realize that your creative abilities, the ones you have probably been using unconsciously for years, are now more potent than ever. Your thoughts will also manifest — be made into reality — at a much quicker rate, which will force you to carefully and mindfully consider the quality of those thoughts, or of thought energy. Staying grounded and in the moment is of utmost importance during this time. It is all about living consciously and mindfully.

We are dormant creative power plants that are on the verge of being woken up. Once we begin to realize that things don’t happen to us, but rather because of us, we will become much more vigilant regarding our thoughts and intentions.

Excerpted from the article:
Opening the Portal: Effects of the New Energy Shift
by Lisa Barretta.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 Focus: I set my intention each day to do something good for another.

Many people say that they would love to help others in need but can’t because they have to get through their own personal crisis/situation first. How can I give to others when I don’t have much myself? they wonder. Once they are taken care of, then they will help others.

Sorry; that’s not how it works. When you step outside of yourself (and your situation) to help another in need, you will be amazed by what occurs. First, you feel good right away. By simply stepping outside of yourself and helping others, you are putting aside your problems for a moment and gaining perspective on what is going on outside of your world. This alone can shift your mental state to a more positive one.

There are many different ways you can give. You can give money to a charitable organization, volunteer your time, shovel the driveway for an elderly neighbor, or buy a sandwich for a homeless person. Whatever it is, just do something. Set the intention each day to do something good for another. You’ll be amazed at how that will change the way you feel.

Excerpted from the article:
Feeling Down? Give to Feel Good
by Sonia Ricotti.

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Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Focus: I stay in touch with my soul’s urge of what’s right for me.

Regardless of any game plan or whatever has happened to you, you can always change your life, very much for the better. If one way doesn’t work, another will. Be persistent. Erase “failure” from your vocabulary.

  • When I contracted polio at age four, they said I would never walk again. I walk just fine.
  • At age six, they said I couldn’t read or think properly. Today I have a doctorate and an international reputation as a researcher.
  • They said I had thyroid disease and must take medication for the rest of my life. Now there’s no trace of the disease, none!

Believe what you know in your heart of hearts. That’s what’s real, not what the world tells you. Stay in touch with your soul’s urge of what’s right for you through meditation, prayer, dream states, reverie, or by occasionally flowing off into nothing for a minute or two — in other words, reconnecting. You have the power and ability to change your life for the better. All that’s missing is belief. Make it real for you.

Excerpted from the article:
Making Your Life Real: You Have the Power
by P.M.H. Atwater.

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Saturday, January 12th, 2013 Focus: I maintain an open-eyed intention to see clearly what the universe is calling for on my behalf.

As ordinary people we cannot not plan our lives, nor can we realistically refrain from placing expectations upon them in any consistent way. Our capacity to plan is a creative ability if we learn to use it as such, and if we discover how to make our expectations wide enough, they can create a space for a great range of possibilities to be expressed in our lives.

The task, therefore, is to consciously reconsider our relationship to our plans and expectations, working to cultivate a relaxed flexibility about them. With our plans and expectations floating loosely in our consciousness, we maintain an open-eyed intention to see clearly what the universe is calling for on our behalf.

We hold in awareness our own desires and known capacities, while simultaneously remaining cognizant of an element in the universe that is yet unrevealed but potentially greater than anything known to us at this point in time.

Excerpted from the article:
According To Plan? Not!
by Mariana Caplan.

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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 Focus: I choose to increase my quality of life.

The quality of a life can never be measured by mere quantity. People now live longer than their grandparents did, but are they any more content?

While I might or might not last as long as a humpback whale, which can easily live to be one hundred, I will probably never be as serene, benign, and tolerant as one of those mellow giants.

And although twelve years — the actuarial average for river otters — seems rather short to me, I might willingly shave a few years off my life span in return for half of their joie de vivre. What counts, after all, is not living long so much as living well.

Excerpted from the article:
To Everything There Is a Season
by Gary Kowalski.

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