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  • Your Thoughts Become Things.

    I went from being a doubter to a believer. It seems like such a simple concept now. But I had never really considered the power of my thoughts until I read Rhonda Byrne's book, "The Secret."  I was more in a reactive state—reacting to circumstances and opportunities that appeared in my life instead of creating those circumstances and opportunities. Sure, I hoped for the best but I also feared the worst, and when "the worst" materialized, I thought it was just by chance.  In some ways, I felt that planning for the worst was a logical way of approaching life and a good way to hedge risk. I didn't realize that focusing on my fears and doubting my ability to achieve my goals actually could result in my fears and doubts becoming my reality.  But, reading The Secret and learning about the Law of Attraction changed the way I view...
  • Focus On What You Want. Not On What You Don't.

    "As long as you are more aware of what you do not want regarding a situation, what you do want cannot come to you." - Abraham-Hicks Becoming aware of the power of my thoughts and my intentions changed my life. The concept of the power of intention, also known as the Law of Attraction, is simple—your thoughts are a form of energy and materialize into your reality. Basically, your thoughts become things. But, while the concept is simple, harnessing the power of intention is not always so. Where do you start? It's actually quite simple. Thousands of years ago, Matthew provided very clear guidance in the New Testament when he wrote, "Ask and it will be given to you." Whether you are religious or not, these words are instructive. The universe delivers to you what you ask for and what you believe will come to you. Pretty awesome, huh? Except...
  • You’ll See It When You Believe It.

    "You'll see it when you believe it." - Dr. Wayne Dyer I had to read this quote a few times before I understood it.  It’s the opposite of what most of us are told—that we should believe it only after we see it.  But to actually harness the law of attraction in your life, you must believe it first. “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” - Henry Ford You truly are only limited in your life by what you believe is possible. Once you realize that, everything changes. Believing is deciding that what you want will absolutely happen. And, acting as if it has already happened. Instead of waiting in anticipation and anxiety. You are relaxed. Sure. Calm. Confident. You go about your day with certainty—knowing that what you want is headed your way. Maybe, imagine that you have a guarantee that what...
  • The Hardest Part Is Letting Go.

    "In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty...in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe." - Deepak Chopra Center For me, letting go and detaching from my desired outcome is a hard one—a really hard one. But, it's critical in your path to success. Did you know that wanting something too badly could actually be the reason that desire is not manifesting in your life? If you've read my past articles, you know that I am a firm believer in your power to attract what you desire into your life by setting a positive intention and coupling that with an action plan and a willingness to work towards your goal....
  • To Know Yourself, You Must Know Silence.

    "He who desires wisdom, power or permanent success of any kind will find it only within; it is an unfoldment. The unthinking may conclude that the silence is very simple and easily attained; but it should only be remembered that only in absolute silence may one come into contact with Divinity itself; may learn of the unchangeable law and open for himself the channels by which persistent practice and concentration lead to perfection." - Charles Hannel This concept may sound strange to you, or perhaps you have felt this same way, but I actually use to be scared of the silence. There was a point in my life that I was afraid to stop. I surrounded myself with friends and activities. If I was home, either the TV or music was playing. If I were driving, I would listen to music or call a friend. I didn't think of this...
  • Who Knows What's Good Or Bad?

    We have all experienced times in our lives that, at the time, feel bad.  Maybe they feel really bad or even hopeless. Sometimes it may seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps something "bad" is happening to you right now. The problem is we can't possibly know what event is "bad" or "good" in our lives at the time the event is happening. Unfortunately, not until the end of the book of our lives will the different chapters make sense. Maybe you've experienced this truth in your life already. Can you remember a time where you were going through something that seemed so bad at the moment but that now seems like a blessing in disguise? The following ancient Chinese parable demonstrates this principle perfectly, and it goes something like this: An old farmer lives on his farm with his teenage son. He also...