Do Affirmations and Gratitude Really Work? There’s Only One Way to Tell!

Call us the skeptical mystics. We like to see tangible proof. We spend our days working with subtle energies that most people can’t see. And, we are constantly pinching ourselves to make sure we’re not dreaming. So, to prove we’re not just loony, Doug and I are going to put our gratitude in writing for a month and share with you the tangible results of our quest.

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Moving Forward: 2012 Earth Healing Affirmations

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Don’t stress. Don’t worry. Don’t spend time thinking that you aren’t deserving. Don’t hold yourself back when you know you should do something. Forget that whole “life is to short” idea, and revel in the fact that you are simply alive now and every minute should mean potential. Potential to grow and achieve. Potential to reach for your stars.

Life is not too short. We are all here to do what we are here to do. Time in this reality is moving, and I’m am not saying that it isn’t precious, but really it’s all about potential. Time is a commodity that you can not acquire. All you can hope for is the potential to do what you are supposed to do here.

If you have ever had an opportunity lost due to inactivity on your part, then you might feel like life is short. You might feel like your opportune time passed you by and you simply missed it, but that doesn’t make a lot of sense. I know plenty of people that hold onto those ideas and really beat themselves up about them. The fact is that no opportunity is ever gone. Life changes. We all grow. Take your lost opportunities and refile them in the smart lesson learned category from now on.

What do you have to lose by letting go of your past frustrations and moving forward with each new precious minute living, knowing that you are stronger and smarter than you were before your last life lesson? You have time. You have as much time as it takes to accomplish what you need to do in life. People will say that you can get struck by lightning or hit by a bus, so live to the fullest, but what is missing in that statement is that even such occurrences are potential and meant to happen. Don’t live in fear that your time is running out, just use every minute towards your advantage.

Don’t stress. Don’t worry. You are meant to be here. You are meant to grow and achieve everything that you want in life. If you aren’t receiving enough from your situation then it’s time to refocus and figure out what you want from this world. You are ready to move forward. “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

365 Books to Bliss: Book 5 — “Rich Dad Poor Dad” By, Robert Kiyosaki

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Found this one at the local thrift and remembered how popular it was when it came out.  As an entrepreneur and life coach, I NEED to keep educated on money matters.

I Loooooved about 97 pages of this book, then, for me it got dull. In the beginning, Kiyosaki introduced me to a new way of looking at cash flow — with words instead of numbers.  Wow that was helpful! And the lesson to “buy only assets, not liabilities” was an eye opener.  He explains how lots of us, especially those who don’t quite strike it rich –buy liabilities like cars and houses. I have neither (by choice), so I figure I’m on the road to millions.

When the book was good, I learned a lot, and that is important. If this book was written today (not in 1997), it may have included some info about how our thoughts create our world. After all, he does say that it is our view of money and its power that creates our relationship with it.  It’s all about attitude, isn’t it? He hints at this throughout.

He then spends lots of time teaching about what we can invest in and how to know if it’s  right for you.  Investments like stocks, bonds and real estate seem to be big for him personally. But, he says you gotta love  what you invest in.

It’s kinda funny to me, because I actually think its a whole lot easier to get rich than what he explains. I think old systems are changing because they no longer work, and the door is open for a new kind of bazillionaire.

That said — there are still plenty of peeps making it work by owning huge corporations like McDonalds, who are using their money to literally kill their people and their planet with GMO foods, toxic chemicals and such — but, the very foundation that these systems are built on is shaking. Maybe in 1997 it was still honorable to be the owner of McDonalds, and own a monopoly on the world’s supply of  potatoes  apples and beef. I don’t know. I was in High School then and sharing a 2 cheeseburger meal  with my friends  after school with the money I made working.

Sales are huge. These people can sell anybody on anything. But, you too can sell your ideas.

If we take that mental leap, and say “I am rich” that does wonders! I believe in making my money work for me, and even if I only have $100, you best believe that that $100 will be making me $200 or more.  The rich dad attitude would agree with that too.

Today, there are tons of people who are just waking up out of an unconscious state of being and  have inherited debt and poor money management from that time in their lives. (Um. like me).

So how do you catch up, get rich and change your relationsship with money?

here are my simple rules:

  • Think rich with an attitude of gratitude (not only is it already yours, but you are grateful for it)
  • Scrap every liability you can (for my hubby and me — this even meant cell phones)
  • Create a spiritual connection with money: money is simply energy and you need it to fulfill your purpose, right? Know that the universe knows this, and you will be taken care of. (this will happen most successfully when you are in alignment with the youest you)
  • Make your money work for you (are u an entrepreneur? can  you use your home for an office? Can you teach classes about your profession at home)
  • Take the risk of unlearning what you used to think about money… get coaching or team up with people who know what they are doing and succeeding in today’s world

There’s so much ore to write on this subject. Our Blissed Life program goes deeper into  how to achieve financial freedom. And, we will be sharing more advice here too.  Until then… think  ” Thank goodness that I am rich and my money works for me,” and see where that gets you today!

I’m  reading 365 books this year…woah!

Namaste,

Gina