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Why Maria Von Trapp had it right

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I won’t go in to the whole story but the Von Trapp family has a certain resonance with me at the moment so when I heard something to do with the ‘Sound of Music’ on the radio my ears pricked up.

The next evening driving home from work the DJ said so many people were annoyed that he only played a tit-bit of one of the songs he would play something in full as an apology.

Back in school we had, I shall say, a very unusual music teacher who week after week would bully the lyrics of ‘Rain Drops on Roses’ into us over and over and over and over again. Our only solace from ‘Rain drop on Roses’ was ‘Yellow Submarine’ over and over and again.

The poor music teacher it appeared to me a terrible teacher and was a very troubled man, living on the edge.

Maybe the Universe was trying to send us both a message within those lyrics but I have only just got when it played on my car stereo yesterday evening.

Rain Drop’s on Roses, whiskers on kittens, the changing of the seasons, fresh-cut grass, babies giggling, these are a few of my favourite things.

When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I am feeling sad …..

A few months ago I was in quite a funk and not an uptown one but a very down town funk and the Universe indicated I needed to read Abraham Hicks ‘Ask and it is Given’. I think I blogged about it at the time and what I found really useful to get me out of my funk was Process 1 – Rampage of Appreciation.

The Rampage of Appreciate and what Maria was doing are basically the same thing. When you are feeling sad simply remember your favourite things and then you won’t feel so bad.

Abraham Hicks and I know I have blogged about this how a few seconds can change your life. 17 seconds or 68 seconds not quite sure which it was but what Abraham was saying if we focus 17 seconds on something pleasurable, then another and another within 68 seconds we will have literally changed our point of focus and our point of attraction.

Just think about that. Within 68 seconds you can literally change your life.

That poor teacher literally had nervous breakdowns nearly every lesson and tried to commit suicide at least twice when the answer was there all the time and neither one of us heard it.

The exact same answer is available to each and everyone of us each and every second. There is always something beautiful to focus on and be grateful for and if we all started doing this on a regular basis just think what the signal we would be sending out to the world.

I nearly peed myself while I wanted to eat a Sxxt sandwich 

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Inspiration to blog hits me in varying rates and sometimes its non stop in the most inappropriate moments with no practical time to live stream my thoughts into a physical written word.

Today it hit me whilst driving and I grabbed my laptop the instant I walked through the door.

The content was my previous blog post regarding internet V Universe where I documented about Mike Dooleys example of how the Universe can bring you a desire.

I believe the adage ‘there are no accidents’.

So instead of accidentally I will say ‘I pressed most appropriate button at that point in time’.

The other day I found (at the most appropriate moment) some tutorials on YouTube about MacBooks and I have been hooked ever since. It never dawned on me to look for tutorials before but that was another series of appropriate moments and I try to watch as many as I can when ever I can and I wanted to try out something I learnt so I went on YouTube and just tapped on a window, any window just to try it out but as the words started to play out something struck me.

I am liking the sound of this material I will listen to this. Remember it was a completely random hit, or was it? Well it was on my part but was it so random on the Universes part?

I can’t really articulate or won’t for your sake the whole interview so I have included it before but OMG. The information I heard got me so excited I nearly peed my pants.

I have dreams like we all do and I start but then fear, self-doubts, lack of confidence, perfectionism, anxiety gets in the way and they remain dreams.

What I heard in the content below made me realise that I am not the only one to feel like this and more surprisingly was to hear people who appear fearless have exactly the same feelings I outlined above. It’s normal, it’s not going away so what we need to do is find a work around and for me the information contained in that interview was the work around. I found it so inspiring I actually embraced the thought of eating the Sxxt sandwiches that come with following your dreams and bought the authors book “Big Magic” instantly, thanks to the power of the internet.

PS: Catch the Speech on YouTube that Marie refers to as that will make you want to pee your pants as well.

Gorgeously Busy

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I have been so gorgeously busy I haven’t had time to blog but the Law of Attraction hasn’t stopped and now I am starting to feel a bit more Ahhhh I am trying to get my normality back.

My normality is reading all stuff LAO, listening to inspiring material to and from work and journal and blog etc.

Because I haven’t been doing these normal things the Universe has been showing off big time as if to say “Hello remember me !!”

The other day I had a text message that my mother-in-law required my passport number for our up and coming holiday. Now I always keep them in the same place but mine wasn’t there. I started searching and the more I looked and hadn’t found it I felt I was running out of options and I became more and more anxious forgetting my constant connection to the Universe. Eventually I saw a great big fat “STOP” sign in front of my consciousness and I was reminded of the greatness that we are ALL ALWAYS connected to.

Over time, more and more I have believed in the “Ask and it is Given” philosophy. Believe because I have so many demonstrations that it is true so I stopped and asked for help in finding my passport but I also put a time deadline on it because the info was required ASAP.

I’ve read about this before but not really adopted it but this time I gave the deadline of 7pm the following evening.

The following day a series of events happened when I received a text from my partner saying he had found my passport and this was hours before my deadline so I felt the Universe was showing off.

There has also little things like seeing a car I desire and wonder why everyone I see is a 4 door version and when I designed my car on-line I designed a 2 door version and a short time later a 2 door version went passed. Not only a 2 door version but it had a number plate of M100 PMA and I translated it in to “My 100% Positive Mental Attitude”. You might be thinking ‘Yeah Right’ but I once read that the Universe is communicating to us 24/7 and if you have a strong feeling about something regardless how bizarre you think it is, it is a message. In my crazy little world I squealed with excitement.

Recently I thought how my partner had talked about renovating our bedroom but then never mentioned it again and I thought how nice it would be to do some work on our house to modernise it and less than 24 hours later he offered me two options for my birthday present and one was renovate the bedroom. That’s another reason I have been gorgeously busy as I have working on my new wonderful fulfilling work (check previous blog post) and then in the evening working flat out with my partner on our completely reformed bedroom beautiful luxury bedroom. Maybe a little ungrateful but enjoying the results so much I fantasised about getting the whole house finished (which has been a work in progress since 2003) but my partner has always dismissed my ideas then several hours later after having the thought he brings up the subject and says he’s considering talking to his builder friend to come and give us an estimate to at least give us a ball park figure to play with and even explained how he had been planning to raise the money.

Yesterday I noticed how a neighbour had had there whole frontage done in a patterned concrete and thought how cool it looked and how nice it would be to have it. Tonight there was a knock at the door and it turned out my partner had requested the guys doing this task to come to our house and give us a quote.

Now this is almost scary how I have a random thought and with almost lightning speed it manifests but the real miracle was when I ask the Universe to help not myself but my partner.

I have seen information previously that you can’t influence others but seeing my partners anxiety over a subject that he faced I asked for help for him and this issue. Later that day he called to see what time my train was coming in and then added guess what and he told me a series of events that had happened that day and not only was his concern resolved there was a cherry on top from a totally unexpected source that made the situation sit totally in the comfort zone and I can’t express how happy this made me feel. Even more happy than my own personal manifestations.

Don’t forget to notice the LOA’s happening in your own life then revel in the perfection in them however crazy you think you are for acknowledging them and always show you gratitude but lastly ask “How Does it Get Better Than This?” (a reference from Dr Dain Heer’s book ‘Being you, Changing The World’) because then you encourage the momentum of more magnificent, manifestations to appear.

Unexpected Money Gratitude 

   

The other day I read in Pam Grouts blog about someone saying the affirmation “Unexpected money comes to me everyday ”

What have I got to lose I said to myself?

After a very luxurious Valentines weekend away being thoroughly spoilt I didn’t expect to be indulged any more but my partner had other plans and after starting to say the affirmation he lavished me with more gifts on an unplanned shopping trip.
It wasn’t physical money but I silently gave thanks for the unexpected money used to purchase these items.

I’ve read to receive more money be grateful even if it’s a penny and straight after I read about the affirmation I unexpectedly found a 2 pence lurking at the bottom of my bag.

I remembered to be grateful and have saved it as a reminder.

The other day I was having trouble contacting my broadband provider about a message I had received but remembered it said I needed to act before the end of February and as Feb draws to a close I was beginning to get slightly anxious.

Yesterday acknowledging the anxiety, I reminded myself there is a solution to every problem and that anxiety is harmful and to trust that everything will work out. I set a reminder in my calendar to alert me on my arrival home from work that this subject needed addressing.

The alert came and I set about sorting this issue. To cut a not very long story shorter I dealt with two extremely helpful assistants and even got money off my broadband package and free access to their sports TV channels for as long as I am receiving Broadband from them.

You might see that as ‘they do that anyway’ but to me this was unexpected money coming to me because I thought they we’re going to put the cost up.

I am very grateful and very happy and I am definitely going to keep saying the affirmation because I am certainly not losing anything and gaining a lot

 

Hand’s up I’m Human

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With all my spouting about Joy and Happiness and the Law of Attraction and my observations of how it works (positively) in my life and try to help others allow it in to their lives and blaa blaa blaa !! A few weeks ago I let fear get into my heart and sure enough I attracted the thing I feared.

Acknowledging my mistake I asked the Big Kahuna for some help with this matter.

Not sure if it was really help or a cop-out, I got sick and have been sick for a few weeks. I’m on the mend now and the time at home has allowed me the luxury to work on myself and find ways of mastering (or slightly overcoming) my fear.

I saw the opportunity as “Right I’ll use this time productively and finally get my SxxT together and finish my book, and then I’ll self-publish it and then, and then and then and then”

Easy their Tiger. What I wasn’t acknowledging was ….. I was sick !!

And the more I tried to write the more I got distracted by other stuff, couldn’t concentrate or just didn’t have the energy.

It’s been hard but I have been making a practice of (trying) to let go and follow what inspires me to do in any given moment and trust that this is exactly what I need right there right then and Trust that everything is working out perfectly and my job is to what ever makes me feel good there and NOW.

I have watched films and read books and listened to inspirational material on YouTube and I can see a synchronicity in this as a theme has echoed throughout the material.

Always focus on the Solution, not the problem.

Following my instinct something I read made me think of the film Patch Adams, then I had the thought ‘I wonder if I can get Patch Adams on download on my TV?’ Seek and Ye shall find – Only a few minutes in I heard this fall off the sofa, stop, pause, “Did I just here what I think I heard”, rewind, “Yep I did” moment.

My last post was about a slap in the face I needed and can see despite all my efforts I have been definitely focusing on the problem more than the solution and then trying to change things from the vibration of still seeing I have the problem.

Abraham Hicks says that life is full of contrast and contrast is good because it is from the contrast of seeing what you don’t want you launch a rocket of desire about what you do want but you certainly won’t get what you do want whilst still focusing on the lack of not having what you do want and coming from a place of focusing on what you don’t want – Did you get that ?

If not maybe listen to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ6vcfkfzlU

I was reading a lot of this before I watched Patch Adams so maybe that’s where I heard “Focus on the Solution” first but it has definitely a running theme and thanks to the material in the book I have been doing a lot of daily practices that have helped me focus on raising my ‘Disc’ and last night as I was going to sleep out of nowhere I had an amazing Rampage of Appreciation experience that literally felt amazing so I must be doing something right.

We live in an amazing age that allows us to have a multitude of incredible information at our finger tips in seconds for when we find ourselves (like me occasionally) out of alignment or have never felt in alignment. Like the clip from Patch Adams says we have the opportunity to see the whole world anew, each day and like the equally amazing Pam Grout says “Wake up Expecting Miracles”.

Happiness is an Inside Job

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Years ago in Britain there was an advert for some sweets that challenged you not to chew them claiming it was impossible to eat one of the juicy, fruity treats without chewy it.

In Pam Grouts new book E:Cubed part of the first experiment suggests putting on some happy music first thing in the morning. I have done this but not wanting to wake my partner I sneak into the bathroom with my iPhone and some headphones I keep next the bed and dance like a loon to Pharrell Williams “Happy”.

The other day as I drove to work I heard a song on the radio that I hadn’t heard for a long time as the only time I have ever heard it was in the film “Beatlejuice” so I downloaded it to listen to any time I want.

This morning (Saturday) and my partner already gone to work. Instinct made me leap out of bed and play this song as I made the bed.

Like the sweety challenge I defy you to listen to this song and not at least tap your toe.

The other night I watched a program about Happiness in Britain. The prequel to this was they were discussing it on the local evening news and asking people to Tweet etc in their thoughts.

One person tweeted how they find it ridiculous and impossible to be happy and relaid a catalogue of negative issues they had been dealing with while another listed all the things they were grateful for like, family, home etc.

Abraham Hicks says if we give our attention to something for as little as 17 seconds its is already offering a vibration and Law of Attraction kicks in. If you give something your attention for 17 seconds and another within as little as 68 seconds it can show up in your experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlxIYRvPB24

So for the person who was obviously focused on negative issues predominately of course they were going to think happiness is ridiculous but they could turn their whole life around in 68 seconds and a happy song is a lot longer than that so we ALL have the opportunity to turn our whole lives around in the time it takes to play one track.

The other day I read something the Dalai Lama said that Happiness is an inside job. I couldn’t agree more but so many of us rely on outside situations to make us happy but when in reality we can create happiness regardless of outside appearances.

So I dare you “Jump in the Line” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feeling a bit Woo Woo !!

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It’s been a long time since I have blogged because I have been lucky enough to have recently spent two long leisurely weeks on a Greek Island.

On the Plane out I eagerly started reading Pam Grouts new book E:Cubed that I had stifled myself from reading, saving it for my holiday but as soon as I landed all thoughts of it evaporated. I did makes some notes to myself on the plane that my first readings provoked but they too were lost in the mist of Cosmo’s and Kleftiko and on my return it has been quite a struggle to reconnect with my Pre-holiday self ….. but maybe I Am not meant too ………………….. maybe she has gone ??????????

I have been starting to reconnect with some of my newly forged habits, like listening to YouTube video’s on the way to work and reading Inspirational Fact instead of fiction but the content is slightly different.

Early on in the holiday I was laying on a sun bed when I had a strange feeling. I started to perceive people’s energy fields that were lying around me. Surrounding by all these new strangers (in physical form) I could sense who emanated a good/positive/negative/aggressive vibe. Despite various alien languages to me the tones of their voices or conversation appeared to confirm the feeling of their energy.

I didn’t pursue this feeling, just purely acknowledged is existence but at the same time the experience never really left me. Sitting there quietly inside me saying “remember the time you could feel the people on the beach”.

When I got back and felt disconnected I asked the Universe in guidance of what I should do next and instinct said click on a certain YouTube video and via that Video clip I was introduced to Penney Piece who was discussing vibration and instinct etc. I didn’t get to finish listening to the video on that occasion but picked it up the next day and when it did finish I still had time available to listen to more material but without my glasses on I poked at the next video below and on came the familiar voice of Ester Hicks articulating Abraham.

Now back in 2010 when I learned of the Law of Attraction, Abraham-Hicks was my next big thing. I used to have a habit of visiting my favourite book store (pre Kindle and iPad) and locating myself in the Spiritual /Self Help Section and letting my eyes roam over the shelves and trust my instincts to highlight the books I needed to see and on one particular occasion for some reason I ignored my instincts until the book kept knocking on my door saying “Hello !! You Should read me” and it was “Ask and It is Given”.

I have listened to several Abraham-Hicks YouTube vids over the last few days as well as downloading various sample copies of Penney Pieces books and the advise I am getting is all about energy and vibration and linking in to it and our’s and keeping it high regardless of the situation.

At the weekend I was very anxious at returning to my current employment after being away from it for several weeks. I had a feeling of foreboding however I read recently but via whom it escapes me someone meeting a remarkable women whose mantra is three or two little words depending how you wish to pronunciate it , which are “It’s OK” so taking this when ever I have felt anxiety rise in me I repeat silently to myself “It’s OK”. I took something else from another book I read recently “Love yourself Like Your Life depends on it” by Kamal Ravikant via reading James Altucher’s book “Choose Yourself” and repeat “I Love Myself” over and over again when ever I feel self-deprecating thoughts. So armed with “It’s OK” and “I Love Myself” along with concentrating on keeping my vibration high regardless on the situation I have come out of my first week back at paid employment unscathed and actually on a high, so maybe my conscious efforts emanated a positive energy vibration from myself that touched others around me and they couldn’t help but replicate the same back to me.

What I am feeling now is slightly Woo Woo and an inner knowing that educating myself far more deeply than I have ever taken the time to do before on the subject of energy fields and our actual effects on it is the next stage in my physical evolution.

Freaky Friday

Marvellous Monday, Tremendous Tuesday, Wonderful Wednesday, Phenomenal Thursday (OK I know it doesn’t start with a T but it rhymes) Freaky Friday and so it continues Sensational Saturday

The other day sat at a Red stop light (where Wayne Dyer says you can meditate and I’ve been trying) I gave myself a mental pat on the back for the fact that changing my thoughts and therefore my beliefs is becoming a daily practice something I realized when I first read The Secret was where I was going wrong. The type of mental work I am doing it not consistent as in, it’s not a religious daily practice of certain behaviours but there is daily practice of something. Usually last thing at night and first thing in the morning before rising, spattered with what ever randomness that is going on in my head during the day.

Over recent weeks seeing ourselves as physical tuning forks vibrating at a certain frequency depending on our thoughts and therefore hitting likewise vibrating circumstances that we draw to ourselves via those thoughts has been resonating with me (boom boom !!) I even made a picture of tuning forks as my laptop wallpaper to remind me to keep my thoughts good.

“As a man thinketh, in his heart so is he”

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Last week I blogged that I had allowed myself to fall into an overwhelming negative situation at work and how brilliant it felt to say “stop” and take action. Now it has come into my awareness I have taken responsibility for it. I have taken responsibility that I needed to change my thoughts for a more desirable set of circumstances and respect myself so I have been affirming in my head that “I Am a worthy person and deserve respect”. I have also been drawn to revisit old material I had read in the early days of discovery The Law of Attraction/Quantum Field. This week it was “Ask and it is Given” by Esther and Jerry Hicks. I Am only a few days in but something else that resonated with me was that we were/are meant to live joyous lives so I have also affirming “I Am living Joy” as frequently as I can remember and when faced with a situation or person that makes my belly role (Fear, Anxiety and Doubt your fired remember) I reaffirm it.

Well !!! ………………………………………………………………………….

A member of staff who thought last week could use me as his bitching board sent me a very nice unexpected email offering support to arrange some training I Am putting into place. (Good feeling inside).

For some random reason thought about a boy I recently Inducted who I had to let go because the job was not for him and I hoped he was alright and the next day he was in the bank and he went out of his way to say hello and gave me a beautiful smile so I Am guessing he’s OK and doing well. (Good Feeling).

Stunning morning driving to work but windscreen/shield unexpectedly misted up and I drove badly as I manically tried to see and find the demister button at the same time to be faced with my neighbour who I nearly drove into. Feeling bad I hoped I’d have the opportunity to apologize for poor driving skills and later coming home popped in local shop to pick up some milk and the neighbours were going in also. apology made (Felt better).

Unexpectedly a colleague I normally get on with came into the office and spoke to me in a disrespectful way and instantly and effortlessly words fell out of my mouth that weren’t in an aggressive manner but letting them know in any uncertain terms .. you don’t speak to me like that. The situation could have been one of those that turn me into the subdividing cell again but I knew I’d had done everything correctly and I will not be pulled away from my task in hand because of a failure of communication on other peoples parts. My instincts told me to approach the over seeing manager for advise instead of acting irrationally. Now this person, shall I say has not a favourable reputation with other members of staff but labels aside my gut said discuss it with them and I did. This person said leave it with them and a short time later the disrespectful colleague came back and said “apparently I have upset you, I haven’t upset you have I?” and I replied honestly “Yes actually you did” They explained the stress they were under and the lack of communication they had experienced but I pointed out that none of that was my fault and that I appreciated the situation they were in but that didn’t give them the right to take it out on me. I emailed the Manager and thanked them for their help in this matter (It felt good).

In my personal relationship my opinion has felt undervalued by comments my partner has been making and last night a conversation ensued whereby I was able to point out in a non hostile situation these recent comments, that when harboured had made me feel bad and resentful and when expressed as not acceptable – felt good.

The strange thing is the way I conducted myself in these above situations when the circumstances came about happened in a subconscious way that appeared to fall out of me as if directed by the non-physical part of me, that I know inherently was simply by making the decision to change my thoughts, setting some personal boundaries and saying a few affirmations in my head. It indicates to me the immense personal power we truly do have at our fingertips and to Freakishly confirm this another set of circumstances literally made me go “Whoa !! wait a minute”:

I Am a complete book whore, I admit it and have admitted it before. I jump from one text to another all week long and another thing that has resonated with me along with ‘Ask and it is Given/ Ask, believe, Receive’ and tuning forks is the quote from the bible “I Am that I Am and that some conformist religions of which I Am not a fan as I have previously blogged I cannot feel comfortable with a belief in a God that judges and segregates and yesterday (Friday) I had a meeting with a colleague over a couple issues that had come up during the week to discuss there completion. When I first went to work at this company seeing this persons name on the Company Structure did make my stomach role slightly as they were the only name I recognized and they did have a bit of a hard man reputation but as it turns out, perfect example of not putting ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’ labels on things we probably have the closest working relationship, has been the most supportive and have has some freaky conversations over my period with the company (one that instigated me to buy them a copy of Anita Moorjani’s book – ‘Dying to be Me’). The meeting went off on a bit of a tangent about different cultural and belief systems within the various nationalities within our company and his own wife’s religious beliefs and again misinterpretation of scriptures. So I said funny you should say that, I’ve been reading about that recently and the phase “I Am that I Am “ and that it is actually saying that we are equally capable of anything Jesus is said to have done but religious misinterpretation has lead us to, in some cases to create and  follow a judgemental man like image of God then later when I got home I was finding it difficult to concentrate so decided to go on-line to find something to listen to, to relax. First I see a post by Ricky Gervais (‘Derek’ – best bit of TV writing, in my eyes ever)

then I just randomly click on a post in the recommended for you list on You-tube and watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwo-D9UpWA

Well after that, there is no mistaking that I Am one big mass of vibrational energy because every molecule of my physical being was vibrating.