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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Reiki Certification Training for Conscious Parents, Autism and Special Needs: Tele-Class (Levels 1-2)

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Own Your Magic: Happy 12/12/12

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“Own Your Magic” is our motto here because we believe it’s what it takes to really create a Blissed Life. And, what time can be better than the now to really step into the power of your TRUTH? To be vulnerable, receptive, creative and authentic in your experience.

Today’s 12/12/12 energy has really helped shift us into a deeper understanding of our own purpose. Can you feel it? The whole planet is vibrating at a higher frequency. As we welcome the new moon tomorrow, so do we welcome in Nature’s support in discovering our power.

You are powerful and magical, and this season is here for you to celebrate that.  This time of year many of our friends are celebrating Hanukah, getting ready for Christmas, prepping for the solstice and enjoying the restful pace of Mother Nature.

Wherever your life’s path takes you, go there in magic. Know that our ancestors have always celebrated the bounties of the Universe during this time. We’ve always come into receiving mode, enjoying the fruits of the year’s labors and gifting gratitude to those around us. It’s a reflective time, and more-so than years before, the closing of 2012 marks the closing of an era of duality. It is finally time to welcome in our Divine Feminine. Our Collective Intuitive Magic.

We wish you the Blissiest of Holidays this year. We hope that you come to a place that allows the ultimate satisfaction for you! May you have abundance, joy and the most love you can imagine!

Vibrate Where You Want to Be: Get Back to Your Manifestation Vortex

So many of our friends, ourselves included are tired of the hectic holiday hustle – we want something deeper. We want to really enjoy every drop of goodness the season has to offer. So, we’re getting into the vortex, baby!

Are You in the Vortex?

Do you know what it feels like to need something so absolutely, that there’s no doubt you’ll get it? And, it shows up in your life almost instantaneously? Then, it begins to unravel in a way that constantly gives you what you need? Maybe you felt like you didn’t even have time to ask for this “thing.” You simply felt it. You vibrated with it and it was there. Well, my Love, that’s the vortex I’m talking about.

How do You Get into the Vortex?

Are you in it with Love? With your career? With friends?

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The Divine Feminine is waking up as we leave the age of Pisces and enter into the long-awaited Age of Aquarius. Both men and women alike are finding a spark inside themselves that can no longer be hidden. And, releasing this spark CAN save the world!

How Can Your Intuition Save the World?

Yes, You Can Save the World!

We are all connected by similar frequencies that communicate with one another. So, imagine sending LOVE vibrationally through the global energetic communication system. If enough of us did that, we would dissolve hatred and despair, right? By investing our energy on love, hatred cannot exist.

Any emotion or vibration only exists to the extent that we give it our attention. Ignoring is a form of attention. But, LOVE wins in the end. It’s been proven over and over on smaller scales around the world.

Love is the answer. But, before we arrive at LOVE, there is something more basic that we must address: INSTINCT. Dig Yours!

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What the Heck is Ascension and is it Happening to You?

The Whole Multiverse Has Gone Conscious

If you’re an avid reader of independent media, you’d be hard pressed NOT to hear the word ASCENSION come up. Everyone’s talking about it. The Zombie Apocalypse just might be a manufactured distraction from our ASCENSION experience.

So, what the heck are people talking about when they say that we are ascending? When and How is it happening? Are you going through it? Are we? What’s it like?

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Gratitude Journal Experiment Days 23-30 — It’s Been a Month! Gratitude Journaling Results

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Time for some gratitude attitude! Yo DJ give me a fat beat to show some love to this awesome month. We have met new friends, learned new things, regressed and progressed. It’s been a month of deep understanding in what we do and who we are.

We spent time each day taking in our opportunities and blessings. We focused on healthy manifestation and worked towards happiness through self-fulfillment. If a scenario wasn’t for the greater good of making us smile, we found ways to turn it into something optimistic.

Dwelling will only bring more to dwell on. Like attracts like. Please take some time today to see the bright side of your life. We all have miraculous ability to make anything out of our future that we want. Fill yourself with hope and possibility. We make the change.

The lists

Doug’s Gratitude List:

Little Mexican lizards
New insights
Gina’s striped socks
Dougie’s ravenous banana eating
Talking animals on YouTube
People laughing
Parties on the beach
The sound of the ocean
Family

Dougie’s List:
Dash
Money
Iron Man
Burn Man
Super Dougie

Gina’s List:
Messages from Dear Old Friends
Lots of Time
This Moment of Breeze and Bugs Chirping
Bright Ideas
Super Dougie and his Love
A husband that keeps making me laughing, while supporting me through more than I thought I could ever handle.
Peace

The Results:
It’s somewhat difficult to put into words the tremendous results we’ve seen through this month of consciously practicing gratitude. Here are some of the highlights:
*A new and improved sense of financial freedom and security (yeah, we know!)
*Double or even Triple the access we had to healthy foods
*Business and personal connections in our new town
*Lots of physical healing and and developmental strides for Dougie
*Ideas to carry us through the next part of our adventure
*Much more success and consistency in our home school project
*More Happy Clients and connections with the Right People
*Healing of Old Emotional Wounds
*Creative Release
*Physical Healing for all 3 of us (Especially a very eye-opening liver detox)
*The ability to much more quickly recoup ourselves after a difficult moment
*Being More productive and selective with our time
*Past-Life Memories and Healing
*Tremendous increase in Intuitive Abilities
*Support from friends far and wide

We didn’t ask for most of this, but inside we knew we needed it. The need to be properly rewarded for the work we do, helps us continue on this path. It would be the same for anyone, we think. But, sometimes we just don’t even know what to ask for. We were so distraught a month ago, and we thought that all we really needed was material. We thought we had a handle on the spiritual and emotional stuff. Yes, it’s our strong-suit, for sure. But, simply practicing gratitude everyday has made us see everything more clearly. We are, once again– amazed.

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Check out our whole Gratitude Journal Experiment here. We’re definitely not finished. well keep sharing as we go.

Gratitude Journal Experiment Days 17-22: Gratitude Journaling Results

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Wow! All of this thankful talk has really got me. I’m amazed. We’ve come full circle in so little time, all because we stopped stressing over what was bothering us and kept focus on what makes us happy.

Last month seems like a dream to me now. Back then I was whimpering over plumbing problems in the third world country we decided to visit on our Tour de Bliss– and now, I’m lounging in a comfy chair on a breezy roof-deck listening to the birds and roosters sing.

If we were setting out to improve anything, it would’ve been our financial situation and how that also relates to all of those material human stuffs that we need for balance such as our physical health and connection to our bodies, availability of healthy food, our home-front, and our business and work situation. When things seemed to get “bad” for us, it was always on the material front. Our spirits freaken shine like neon lights. We know we are on the right life path. But, there have been times when we’ve cheated ourselves out of full reward for our work. This left us tired, sick and often struggle-working for money.

We created the gratitude experiment to change that. Not knowing what we could possibly do differently, on the work front (as far as career changes etc), we decided to put extra faith in what we already do. We teach people about energy, love, gratitude and co-creation of Bliss.

So, we’ve given ourselves an extra heaping helping of our own medicine.

Here’s our Lists of the moment.


Doug’s Gratitude List
:
Green grass
Smiling dogs
Smoothies
Markets
Naps
Hugs
Yoga with Dougie
Hidden paths
Fresh food

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Tinny the tin toy

Gina’s Gratitude List:
The voice of a soul sister
The sound of Kundalini Yoga chanting
Thoughtfulness of others
Swimming in the ocean
Taking the long way home
Feeling at home
Breakfast with friends
Amazing Clients

The Results:

Having done this each day for close to a month now has helped us measure some concrete results.

We have officially increased our readership, private client base and income, and still been able to spend less time online

We’ve greatly improved our homeschool/unschool program for Dougie and he seems to be learning in greater detail and with greater interest and involvement.

We have met countless amazing people in our new town and have been shown amazing generosity and hospitality. We have found everything we were looking for in a town that will provide us with healthy food, friends, support, stability, fun, conscious events and more.

Can you just tell that we’re happy? We’re satisfied! We will be teaching some classes and setting up shop here (with a few small trips to ruins etc) until we get our new Bliss Mobile. Looks like after 12 years, we’re in a place inside ourselves that fosters creativity and spirit enough for me to feel like I can continue writing a novel series I started so long ago. Gratitude seriously reminds me that that place has always been there, it’s just ever -growing. Now, I see it more clearly.

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 16- Gratitude Journaling Results

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Being grateful doesn’t mean that you are always smiling, or are always happy with your outcome. It’s about understanding your outcomes, and working towards finding the purpose in the guy behind you honking his horn like you’re deaf. There is always a reason for the way things happen and every experience is a chance for you to learn something new.

If a situation seems dire, then reflect on it and figure out what purpose it is teaching you. Find your bliss and gratitude in appreciating every moment, even if it doesn’t seem to be beneficial.

So, here’s the family list of the day.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Mail
UFO videos
Fermented foods
Smoothies
The sound of the ocean
Scratches
Dougie’s eyes
Ceiling fans

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Buzz lightyear
Goat racing
Cars collection talking toys
Route 66

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Doug
Opening my mind
Amazing clients
Kissing Dougie’s cheeks
Holding Dougie’s hand
Energy healing
Angels
Watching my Dougs loving each other

The Results
We have really been slowing down our days and finding more time to take care of ourselves. Life is great. Be grateful.

Gratitude Journal Experiment Days 12-15: Forget Manifestation! This is God at Work –Gratitude Journaling Results

 

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We’ve done it again. Surprised ourselves with how eternally good life can be when we slow down and smell the flowers. And the coffee.

I’ve always been happy. I just used to think that to be happy I had to have something to make me happy — you know, like a nice friend, a chocolate cake, a cuddly blanket, sweet kisses from a sweet dude…. Stuff like that.

And, even though 7 years ago, I learned that loving myself was an option thanks to a very dear friend who had herself just discovered the phenomenon — I continue to sink deeper into the depths of that pleasure.

We started this gratitude blog, so that we could train ourselves to live more in that heart vibration. We know that our hearts vibrate so much stronger than our minds that the frequency can even heal DNA. We know that when we really align our thoughts and actions with what’s right in our hearts, we often manifest amazing “things” and experiences. Naturally, we figured that journaling our experience would help us prove that gratitude does WORK. But we’re not new age mumbo-jumbo blowers. We don’t believe we have full control. We believe we are connected co-creators, and that just because we may desire a million dollars, we’re not going to manifest it by simply being super grateful. It’s certainly not impossible. It’s completely probable –if the million bucks is exactly what we need to fulfill our purpose.

It seems that by beginning with the things or concepts that make us happy in the moment, we discover the deeper sense of happiness within… Or, we in fact CREATE a deeper sense of happiness that isn’t reliant on stuff or experiences.

We’ve been able to manifest a great number of “things” thanks to our clear connection with spirit. We are absolutely always taken care of in the best ways. This has been the case for me even since I was a small child. If I need a quarter, I find a quarter. If I’m craving ice cream, someone hands me a cone. I truly never want painfully for what I don’t have. I’ve intuitively summoned help from people during the middle of the night, found free furniture that was shown to me in visions, known exactly where to travel, who to talk to… Stuff like that.

That said, we went through some tough piles of dung recently. As we move on our spiritual path, we’ve been challenged with connecting our own spirits and bodies. We’ve had some physical limitations that I’ll talk about in another post. Many things that seem real and concrete in the social, outside world like money, food, establishments, schools, politics and Rules about the “norm” have revealed their falseness to us. It is as if we are being spiritually led to not buy into them, yet we have to play the game a little for natural physical survival. Well, I got to meet my angry side again, and so did the fam…. So that was interesting. We’ve all had some mood swings.

But, we’ve remained grateful and realistic. When these feelings come up, we usually wind up laughing at them in a matter of minutes. But because we still had some remnants of those old paradigm rules for happiness, we’d stuffed down the less savory emotions. So, Doug allows me to get all angry, and I allow him to say “Fuck” and we give Dougie his space to cry. Then we all have a laugh.

I thank the Gratitude Experiment for allowing us all to slow down and make this release possible.

Here’s our lists for Today:

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Mater!
Hudson
Woody
Buzz
Sally
Lightning McQueen
Flo
Luigi
Chick
Filmoore

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Forests
Porch swings
Swimming with fish
Fruit trees
Electric cars
The smell of coffee
Breakfast at night
Purpose

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Reading Doug’s writing
Spending the day with my gorgeous son
Wise animals
Portals, visions, and dreams
Understanding
Support from all over
Forgiveness (sending and receiving)
Fresh coconuts

The Results
So, let’s talk more about some concrete things that have happened for us in the last few days.
We took a jungle walk and discovered a swim-able beach haven that’s virtually secluded. It has a mediation hut built from palm trees, and the air is magnificently clean. This discovery came after me putting out the intention to help Dougie receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The rest of the weekend flowed like a testimonial for “the Secret. I asked for a health food store in town, and suddenly a brand new one opened its doors. I asked for a kombucha scoby and was told that nobody here does that. Then, of course I met a woman who gave me… Not only a scoby and free bottle of home-made kombucha, but also some veggie culture starter. Wow! I thought… If I only had coconut kefir starter. Wouldn’t you know, she had some…. But she couldn’t give me any. So, I took a walk and met another woman who happened to be reading the Body Ecology book. Naturally, I calmed my enthusiasm, and in 2 minutes had her bringing me milk and water kefir grains, home made yogurt, coconut water kefir, and placing an order for Body Ecology starters and supplements. Now, it looks like I may soon be teaching a gut health class in Sayulita.

We like it so much here that we’ve stalled our plans for Ecuador a little. We were taking a walk talking about whether we should go to Ecuador at all, when we met Amy– someone who lived in Quito Ecuador for 6 months and highly recommends it. Sign?

Today, we were gifted with raw coconuts right from the tree too!

If you follow the stars, you know that Venus is in retrograde right now, which leaves many of us trying to filter out that which we don’t need in order to integrate the rest more harmoniously. We are doing lots of this here in Bliss Land. And we decided to spend less time online and more time living. I think this is going to make us even happier!

Check out our gratitude journal progression. And, hey — if you get inspired, join us and share too!
Yours in Bliss
Gina, Doug and Dougie

 

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.

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 11- Gratitude Journaling Results

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We have been practicing the gratitude agenda for over a week now. It’s been useful on a daily basis to keep reminding ourselves about the wonder that the world offers us. It seems like such a small thing, but it adds up at the end of the day. There have been times in my life when I can remember spending ample amounts of time on simply avoiding issues and making it through the work week. It’s so counter-productive to spend time worrying.

The Gratitude Journal is a reminder to keep your head in the direction of bliss. If you are reading these posts, then please take the time to set up your own journal. At the very least, reflect on what you are doing during the day and make sure that you are seeing the bright side of your situation. I know that there are times that are trying, and you might find it hard to see the positive, but I can guarantee you that if you can break through those moments with a healthy outlook that you will be rewarded as we have.

So, let’s get to the fam’s list o’ the day.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Drive-in theaters
Camp fires
Cobblestone streets
Going out to eat
Gina’s nose
Birthdays
Dougie’s Curious George doll

Curious George’s Gratitude List:
Dougie
Dougie
Dougie
Dougie
Bananas
Dougie

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Buzz Lightyear
Hot dogs
Car va va va va vroom

Gina’s Gratitude List:
Kissing Dougie’s cheeks
Kissing Doug
Being me
Hugging Dogs
Horses in the street
Releasing

The Results
Today was relaxed and productive. We visited new places and received some tasty samples. I was invited into a home business and given some fresh homemade treats. We even met some Californians out here in no man’s land, and they invited us out for breakfast. Taking one step at a time, making sure to pet the puppies and smell the flowers with our full attention, we had a lot of cool experiences. Looking forward to tomorrow and making more out of our travels.

Gratitude Journal Experiment: Day 10- Gratitude Journaling Results

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An awesome night’s sleep. We enjoyed last night until we passed out and didn’t wake up until we were fully rested. It’s been a while since I was able to say that for the whole family. This gratitude journey of ours might have something to do with it. Regardless, we are trying to squeeze everything out of life that we can and it seems to be taking us where we want to go.

We started the Gratitude Journal off as a guide for ourselves to make sure that we were appreciating everything that life was offering us. Just like everyone else, we have gone through times that were high energy and times that were low. It makes you question the sense in everything. How can you feel so great and then a month later you just want to sit around and watch YouTube all night.? (You know, those videos about Mars being populated and the President’s real agenda).

The journal brings up an interesting side to this equation. If you aren’t spending time thinking about the positive and how it is bringing you higher vibrationally, then you’re missing something special that’s to be had for all. See the benefit in today and relish in it.

Doug’s Gratitude List:
Sweet treats
Family walks
The lizard on my wall
Fresh air
Long showers
Going through old pictures
Kombucha

Dougie’s Gratitude List:
Food
Fishing
Money
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR

Gina’s Gratitude List:
My good night’s sleep
Awesome clients
An amazing session with Laura Magdelene Eisenhower
Chirping sounds
Relaxing

The Results
Today was great. We got in new clients, and talked to good people. We finished things up with a long walk through a very majestic town. Keeping a healthy outlook and enjoying the ride, we enjoyed the whole day. I’m feeling like tomorrow is going to be even better, and look forward to sharing it.