Try Something New For 30 Days

This is great. Go ahead. Try something, anything, just as long as it’s new for 30 days. Start small but start. Then do something else new for the next 30 days and so on. See if you can do it and more importantly, see if it makes a difference either in your life or in your outlook on life!


Easier Said Than Done – Embrace the Journey

maze_solved_14345Boy has the last few months been an adventure (to put it mildly) for me. But it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized the importance of the phrase “Embrace The Journey, Not The Destination” (there are multiple variations on this but this is the quickest way to say it). People, myself included, often focus on the ultimate goal – the destination. And then if the goal is not achieved, they are crushed and all that time has gone by without them enjoying that time.

You have to be present at all times. You always hear that you need to enjoy the moment because you don’t know what’s going to happen in the next. Until you experience that, however, you don’t really know what it means. On Feb 17th this year, I experienced a life change that was totally unexpected and led down this path to my recent surgery. It wasn’t as significant an event as many have had to deal with. But it was enough to stop me in my tracks for the first time in my life. As I’ve been trying to recuperate, my primary focus had been on getting back to running so I could train for the run across Tennessee in July. But, yesterday as post-op issues continued to prevail and as I realized I still have several evaluations to go through, I found myself understanding that it’s all about today, this minute, not what’s going to happen (or what I hope to happen) in July.  Strangely, though, I felt at peace with that knowledge. I have spent too much of my life working toward something else – working thru my childhood just to graduate medical school and at that time my only thought was “What now?” (not a good feeling); training for a race; working 5 days to get to the weekend; working 8 hours to finally go home, etc. I never have spent time smelling the roses along the way. In my initial years as a physician I was a typical physician – go, go, go. Then in my later years I worked in the DC area and that’s completely rush, rush, rush, especially when coupled with my lousy working hours due to the distance and traffic.

I would say that the closest I have come to embracing the journey has been when I’ve been doing my long runs because I have so much time to think and do whatever I want. However, when you add training to that picture, it throws in the goal and that takes away from the pure enjoyment I used to have on the runs.

So, what happened yesterday? I think it was a combination of no longer wanting to fight these undesirable post-op issues as well as just having the time to take care of myself. All of a sudden I found myself thinking that I may not make it to the Tennessee run in July. I just don’t know what will happen in the next few months – with my training and my body. Rather than be upset about maybe not getting there (still an unknown), I am choosing to love my body and love the challenges I’m experiencing and just be grateful. I am going to put gratitude first in my life and try every day to do something nice for someone else.  And I’m going to be kind to my body and try to listen to it more. If I make it to Tennessee, that will be wonderful. If I don’t, I won’t have passed up months just thinking about getting there – I will have spent those months enjoying life and doing for others, two of the most important things you can do in life.

See, you’re never too old to learn about life. Even though it’s easier said than done, I feel confident that I am on a different path at this point.


Empowerment Comes From Within

custom_sweatshirt_15158We’ve said that awareness of the Universal Laws and concepts then imposes responsibility on you. In other words, once you’re aware of how the Universal Laws work, you cannot get away with blaming others or the world for anything that happens to you. You know that you’re responsible for creating your life and all that’s in it. And if you don’t like it, you must take action to correct it. You and only you!

Although this may seem “unfair” and inequitable, it’s also very empowering if you think about it. To know that you really can control your life through your thoughts, words and feelings. You can change your vibration and momentum at the drop of a hat and if you’re diligent, you can bring everything you want into your life. Of course it takes some work because you have to slow down, take your time to investigate and uncover your limiting beliefs and then proceed to clear them and replace them with current beliefs that are not limiting and further your ability to achieve anything you want!

Tale that power (from within) and vow to work on it, knowing that it will help transform your life phenomenally! Find your desires, get specific about the details (and of course about the “why” you want them), identify your fears about achieving these goals and once you’ve written all of these things down, then figure out what are the new beliefs you wish to cultivate.

For example, replace “I’m not worthy of being rich, I haven’t earned it” with “Richness and abundance is part of my Divine Right and I am so deserving of all riches, including wealth. I can do so much good for others with the money I earn.”

Replace “you have to work hard to make money” with “Richness is mine by Divine Right and the Universe knows how to deliver anything I want in the quickest and easiest way and I’m certainly all for that!”

Make up your own replacement phrases. Write them down for two reasons:

  1. You want to make sure you have no negatives in the phrases and you want it to be in the present tense as much as you can (typical of any affirmation).
  2. This way you’ll be more likely to remember them and be able to read and say them repeatedly during the day. You can also tweak them if they don’t sound exactly like you’d like. Maybe tweaking the words some will make the phrase resonate more with you. As you begin to cultivate these new beliefs you’ll want to adjust the phrasing so that you refine your belief and maybe even change it so it’s more freeing.

You should identify your fears regarding these things you want and then face them, knowing that what you fear is an afraid to doindication of what you should do next! Your fears are simply pointing out more of your limiting beliefs. For instance, if you were more successful and made more money, maybe you’re afraid that you won’t have enough time for your family or to even rest, relax or play as much as you’d like. Alter that belief just as you did the others. “I have Divine abundance/prosperity and along with my success comes all the time to do the things I want to do. I am never exhausted and always feel energetic, rested and relaxed. I have all the time in the world to play and do things I want and with the people I love.” – or whatever sounds good to you. Turn your fears around via words and then you’ll be excited as the fear sensation fades away. You’ll be amazed!

Take your empowerment from within and run with it. There will be no stopping you!


Don’t Be A Ping Pong Ball

img_1519Do you find yourself not getting what you want?

Perhaps it’s because you haven’t specified to the Universe exactly what you want. Or, you might have said “I want this” one day and then another day say “oh, I really want that” – bouncing back and forth between items.

I’ve told you many times about why I haven’t gotten a new car. I bounce between wanting a Honda hybrid and a Toyota hybrid. Until I can make up my mind, the Universe continues to play ping pong. It fills one “order” and then when I think that maybe the other type of car has better features, it starts to fulfill that order. But then I’ll flip back again. Who knows how many orders for a new car the  Universe has fulfilled for me. But, I will tell you that it has NOT delivered any of them because I have never hit the “Place order” button. You know how when you order things, you have to go through several steps but the final step is always placing your order. You can hit the back button or change this or change that all you want. However, you won’t ever receive your order if you never place it.

What i would have to do (and you, as well, substituting your desire for my car analogy/metaphor) is make up my mind about which vehicle I want – bottom line, nothing more, nothing less. How simple can it be? Why do you think I can’t make up my mind? I’m not certain except that I don’t want a new vehicle badly enough. I love my current car and only want a second car as a backup. I don’t need a car like that as a second car. I also have no space right now in my garage. If I really wanted the car, I would clean out a place for it, go look at potential vehicles so I could see which one drove like I like it, smelled and looked like I like it, etc. I would be taking action! Remember that the Universe loves action.

It’s one thing to sit around and talk about “gee, I’d really like something” and yet do nothing about it. Recently I hurt my back and I could have sat around and whined about not being able to run or sit or do much of anything. But, I took action – I pulled out all the stops – I made appointments with my acupuncturist, my AIRROSTI provider, found the two medicines I’ve used with success and rested. I adjusted my environment so I had to stand, not only because it hurt more to sit but also because it is healthier to stand.  I found all the positive aspects of this situation that I could. I did NOT dwell on the pain and problems. I focused on getting it better. And it is getting better. If I had just concentrated on how bad it was and how it was negatively impacting my running (and my life), I would have succeeded only in receiving more of the same. And that is NOT what I want at all.

You have to take some time to decide what it is you really want. You can use the clarity vs contrast procedure to do that. Think about what you don’t want and then write down the opposite – how does that feel inside you – if it feels good, then it’s  what you want and you can then proceed to define the specifics of it (to continue to use the car – I would list the color, whether automatic or standard, how many doors, how many cylinders, etc right down to the interior surface and color and radio..all the specifics). Then I would ‘Place my Order” by saying “this is the car I want” and then I would LET GO! just as you do when you send in an order. You sit and wait for it to be delivered, knowing that it will come on schedule. We will talk about checking

Stop changing your mind. Figure out what you want (find your “why” first – that will help you determine what it is you really want easier), tell the Universe with feeling and be adamant about it and then let it come to you!


Create Your 2015 Story NOW!

get ready for 2015Now is the time to start getting ready for 2015. You want to enter 2015 with your life and attainment of your desires mapped out in detail and visualized. Even though December is usually a very busy month, why not consider changing your focus from holiday gifting and partying to creating your life and setting yourself up for success in 2015?

This not just about setting goals. Most of us have January come upon us quickly and we hastily throw together some things we think we might want to work toward in the coming year. But unless we prepare properly  we may not be choosing the right kind of goals or might not be getting specific enough, or maybe not even deep enough.

So what’s the best way to go about this? I like to review everything that’s happened to and “in” me during the last year. I cherish my calendar for this. I have gotten into the habit of writing an amazing amount of information in my calendar. It serves as a journal of sorts. I have tried a separate journal but that doesn’t work. Since I have this great calendar program that has room for everything (notes, comments, addresses, journal of its own) that seems to be the best place for me to keep everything in one place.

I go back to the previous January in my calendar and I look at all at the events that I’ve had (even if I didn’t journal in the calendar, just noting the events would be sufficient for this purpose). I am always amazed at all that’s happened. As I’m looking at each thing, I ask myself where I was spiritually and emotionally at that time and then compare it to where I am right now. What has changed? What did I learn and how did it effect me? What changes have happened since then? How is my attitude different if it is? What would I have liked to have happened differently? Is this something I want to recreate but in a more successful manner? Or is it something that I’ve done and am done with?

It’s almost as if I write the story of the past year as I’m doing this. It really is revealing as long as you ask yourself the right questions and take the time to answer honestly – that is probably the really key thing – to answer deeply and honestly.  Take your time with this. It’s very important – it will generate feelings and emotions as you go through the whole year. You’ll use those emotions as a gauge for where you want to go next.

Once you’ve done this, you can “feel” how you want your life to go on. You can determine what you want to happen in the coming year. Once you let your emotions guide you in that direction, you should then take the time to actually script out the results you’re seeking for the year. Write out your attitude changes, your life changes, your nutrition changes (I keep talking about that lately but it’s essential to have the right nutrition to feed your soul as well as your body), your exercise and work changes. What events would you like to have happen and what outcomes would you like. For example, would you like to change jobs or maybe retire? If so, get specific so you create the job or retirement situation you truly want ( you do NOT want a new job where you have to work even harder than you may be doing now; when you retire you want to be comfortable and have at least all the amenities you have now). Think through everything carefully.

Write these things down. Feel them. Get the momentum going. Keep this “story” by your side at all times and keep reading it. But remember that you can rewrite it as you go along. You can add more details to it; you can change details; you can change goals and outcomes or even delete a particular event if you decide that you really don’t want it; you can add things to it depending on what happens.

But the point to writing it out is to embed it in your mind and get the “engine” (Law of Attraction) going. You will be amazed how once you’ve take the time to get specific, list the details and actually script your story, it will come to pass!

Try it. Do a little bit each day or take a day on the weekend. Just do it though! That’s the important thing.

Let me know how things are going.