You’re not in Kansas any more Dorothy

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40’s are the new 20’s so it seems but Yuk no disrespect to 20 somethings, I don’t want to be there again.

So what’s my point?

The other day watching 40 something actresses and models on TV looking stunning I remembered how not so long ago being 30 meant you were over the hill and would struggle to get work.

How fantastic that seems less and less evident and women are rocking it in there 40’s, 50’s, 60’s 70’s … well you get the picture.

So what’s my point?

This week I had a shake up and a wake up that I knew I had to face and take responsibility for but ouch it still hurt.

Over the last few years I have read stuff that I have accepted, that we have to take responsibility for our actions and that we are the creators of our ‘Physical Reality’. Yep I got that and I actually feel comfortable with having to take responsibility for my life. That way I don’t feel powerless and I can feel in control and have the ‘Power’ to change things however after saying all this I still got a mental slap in the face.

Each day I try to read or listen to inspiring information. I aim to do daily practices that I feel will help me grow and improve my lifestyle and I try to monitor my thoughts and find a better feeling place and react differently when faced with something uncomfortable, unpleasant so in my head I am doing good. I am much happier and more relaxed most of the time compared to what I used to be like so I am making progress .. right?

The slap in the face came when I read “Look around you NOW to see the propensity of your thoughts. If you don’t like what you see, you brought this on yourself”. For me that was an ouch because as I looked around my current situation there were some definite areas that were painful. It was a wake up call that I must not be focusing my thoughts in the right area.

As I said previously it was a wake up but it was also the shake up I needed. I can see now I was living in a sort of dream world where I was floating along thinking “Yeah I’m doing better than the me of 10 years ago, 4 years ago” and only recently I patted myself on the back that while my physical environment appeared no different how I reacted to it was different from even a year ago.

But that’s it. Nothing’s changed externally. I’ve just changed in how I react to it. Something is wrong somewhere. I’m missing in something that I am doing or what I am seeing would be different.

What I can see now is that in my dream state I was just waiting for my theoretical Prince to come. I just thought one day, bingo the Universal Energy, Quantum Field or whatever you choose to call it would pop up a series of events (because it has done so many times before) and all would be OK with my world because I have read so many examples of who and where it has happened in the past like my hero’s Henry Ford, Thomas Edison etc. It didn’t happen over night for them so I was thinking “Ahh this might not be as great as I would like it right now but it will work out OK in the end”

What I can see now is (thanks slap in the face). I was just coasting. What I want to do now is be a Deliberate Creator.

Each morning and evening (depending how tired I am) I try to say thank you’s for the things I am grateful for. Since my shake up and a wake up I realise I  have only been grateful for the things I can physically see NOW.

I think nothing has changed in my physical environment but everything is always changing, it’s the Law of the Universe but from the focus of my thoughts I am just changing it in to the same old same old.

I read the other day that the mind doesn’t know if you are actually doing something or you are imagining that reality and attention goes to where you are focusing your thought regardless if it is in the past, present, future or imagination.

Now as I wake or go to sleep or any other possible moment I can find I will be grateful for and focus my attention on those things I desire to see in my physical environment like they are already here.

And along with the examples of the ladies who are Rocking it 50 and above I am just getting started.

Examples of people finding ‘Success’ later in life:

Julia Child (I love the film Julie and Julia) Didn’t start cooking until in her 40’s.

Colonel Sanders was retired and rejected 1009 times

Authors Elizabeth Jolley  and Mary Wesley were 56 and 71 when their first novels were was published.

Alfred Hitchcock directed his most legendary films when people felt he was ‘Over the Hill’

Probably my number one inspiration Louise Hay started her publishing house at 60

Harry Bernstein achieved notoriety at age 96 for the memoirs “The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers.”

It’s all a matter of perception 2

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Hands Up !! Maybe it’s not PC but I am a fan of the reality TV show “I’m a Celebrity? Get me out of Here”.

So at 9pm my Partner and I settled down for our daily dose.

I’m not really a fan of other reality TV shows but until recently there was another reality star who left the jungle saying it was hell and the hardest thing they had to do and I know in my pursuit of personal growth for my best interests I shouldn’t judge or get frustrated but another ‘Hands Up’. I found myself getting annoyed with this person wondering where had they been because the show has been transmitted for over a decade and it is common practice that the contestants get transported to the Jungle by helicopter that they also normally have to jump out of said helicopter yet this person couldn’t even take off in the helicopter without a panic attack.

Because of their inability to take the helicopter trip they didn’t have to partake in the challenges their fellow camp mates had too, such as jumping out of said helicopter or Zip Wire in pitch blackness across a deep dark ravine however they incessantly complained how difficult the whole scenario was and after 3 days with no ‘Trails’ stated the infamous “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”.

Their negative energy was having an effect on their fellow camp mates and effecting their own energy. A case in point for one of the books I am reading at the moments ‘Penney Peirce’s’ “Intuitive Way” and was probably for the best even though the outcome was probably not the best desired outcome with the TV Programmes producers.

Tonight’s viewing opened with the warning about another camp mates singing prowess. This camper had woken up and immediately started “Singing” then pulled their underpants up to probably what could be an excruciating high level and started dancing about the camp.

Other people commented on this persons incredible energy level and they were obviously having a positive effect on the rest of the group and elevating their energy levels by the expressions on their faces.

At times as more and more people come into the camp there has been slightly heated conversations over the bed situations as some have proper camp beds and other hammocks.

A bit later in the show another camp mate commented on how the high under pants wearing contestant seemed to be having so much fun in their hammock. They replied “Mate its great, you should see how I get to sleep” and promptly went on to demonstrate how they use the floor for purchase and then proceed to create a rocking motion that can send them off to sleep.

That’s when it hit me (once again, hence the part 2). Here are two people in the same reality show. One has jumped out of an aeroplane, partook in ‘Bush Tucker Trials’ and one, none of the latter and one is embracing it and singing and dancing and the other thinks is a living hell and couldn’t take any more proving in point that life etc is – All a Matter of Perception.

We maybe in Hell but we can literally get out of that Hell in 68 seconds (check out Abraham-Hicks) if we concentrate our thoughts on things we are grateful for and if we aren’t careful and don’t monitor our thoughts and our perception of our reality we can place ourselves in Hell.

(Note: Maybe another helpful reference point. The other book I am currently reading = Dr Joe Dispenza “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”)

 

Yes SxxT Sherlock

More and more I’ve become aware of the terminology “No SxxT Sherlock” being used when someone states a very obvious fact but today when I heard some very unusual information my brain said I need to blog about this and I want title my post “Yes SxxT Sherlock”.

I have blogged previously that long before I knew anything about the ‘Law of Attraction’ or ‘Quantum Physics’ I noticed how my thought processes seemed to work differently to my other contemporaries.

I wanted to learn and grow and further my education rather than aspire to the mass majority of my class mates choices at the end of our basic education service.

When sent on an Art Project on my first day at college and asked to vocalise our findings my other class mates looked at me like a freak when my observations were totally different from there’s and I saw life and creation instead of desolation and degradation.

When at University and I heard a lecture on cosmology I embraced it totally like ‘Yeah that totally makes sense to me’ when all my fellow students ridiculed the Lecturer after he had left (and these were mature students !!)

As long as I can remember I have heard about oil is running out. We all drive more and more cars etc and one day fuel/petrol/gasoline/diesel will run out however I have never panicked when we hear about resources running out because I truly believe that alternatives will arise like the cavalry to save the day.

And ‘Yes SxxT Sherlock’ I heard of maybe one such case in point on the news. Today a bus was used to Shuttle people from the city of Bath (in the UK) to Bristol Airport that was fuelled by the bi-product of human waste. Now there is a resource that will never run out !!!

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I Feel a shift 2

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A few months ago I wrote the blog post “I Feel a Shift” because I had started to notice a happiness habit-forming despite of all the usual negative media we are bombarded with and asked the question was anyone else seeing too?

I was seeing adverts on TV with a more positive slant. One showing people carrying out Random Acts of Kindness that was having a chain reaction.

Talking of Random Acts of Kindness I watched Evan Almighty again and the weekend and for many of a year I have planned to have everyone do the dance at my funeral before they leave the venue so they leave on a High, as well as play Louis Armstrong’s ‘Wonderful World ‘ and Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’.

A couple of days ago I learnt I must confess from one of my favourite past times … Reading Pam Grouts Blog about women from my country but not county unfortunately or I would shake her hand was requesting her followers retweet the idea that we are seeing more good news and getting the idea we should love our enemy. The the other bit of information gained from the fabulous Ms Grout was that this lady had tweeted about a former anti-Muslimist who went to his local Mosque to apologize. I clicked on the Huff Post article and reading it made my heart want to burst with happiness.

It’s easy to feel happy about things and people we love but not so easy about things we don’t like and people we don’t love (No SxxT Sherlock! I hear you cry) but the other day reading more about Epigenetic’s and how negative thinking can have a harmful effect on our bodies I  knew it was in my best interests to love even my enemy.

I also read recently (I read a hell of a lot, it is my passion and it was probably by Ms Grout  but I have read so much by so many I lose track,) some advise that when someone is annoying you, unpleasant etc say silently inside “Bless You”. Well reading this fitted right in with my loving my enemy help myself philosophy because when someone is unpleasant I just remember to say “Bless You” followed by their name.

Shortly after gaining the information that other people are sharing the, or encouraging the Happiness Habit I watch on TV a British Celebrity discussing the sequence of events that led him to write a book containing short funny poems and until the “Sequence of Events” or the Universe doing what it does best he had never written a poem before in his life and his motive was to make people happy because as he said in his words “There appears to be a lot of not so nice things going on in the world and we seem to forget that there ‘IS’ things to be happy about and we spend so much time worrying about things that aren’t even going to happen, I just wanted to make people smile and have a little bit of happiness”

Well after shouting a loud “Yes” at the TV I felt inspired to write a post about the “obvious growing” shift in happiness and just as I consciously made the decision I saw my phone light up. I’d been tagged in a post by my daughter. When I investigated she had nominated me in something that must be going around on social network, to upload 5 photo’s that make you happy.

Yep there is definitely a Shift happening