Random Thought #17

Happy New Year to all my friends around the globe.


We are exiting a decade marked by fear and disempowerment and entering a decade of awakening and possibility. Join in! As things become more transparent, everything becomes apparent. Lies have no place to hide.

You see it everywhere, if you are looking. The reasons for status quo are crumbling. We are entering a time when powerful thought and action will unleash new possibilities.

Thank you for taking the time to read, comment, and share this blog with your friends. Make the coming journey around the Sun your happiest, most prosperous, and most enlightening yet!


Advertisements

Official 2010 Affirmation – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday December 31, 2009

Check Out our growing catalog of meditative and active audio affirmation apps for your mobile device.

Check out our affirmation apps for Apple devices or search i-mobilize on the iTunes store. The Affirmation Spot is developing these motivation apps in partnership with i-mobilize. Click an app to view it – Love Magnet, Business Success, Make A Difference Affirmation, or Full Body Scan, Rising Star Cardio Affirmation, and many more.


It’s hard to believe the new year is here. It’s also hard to believe this is the third New Year’s Eve since I began this blog two and half years ago.

For those of you who have been following along for a while, you know that the past two years I have posted an official affirmation for the coming year. In 2009, I also used the affirmation as a close to each post.

Today I am unveiling my official affirmation for 2010. I hope you will find it useful and meaningful and something you can affirm throughout the coming year.

Here are the previous two annual affirmations.

2008 Affirmation

“Who I am is not for sale at any price! I am brilliant and beautiful and a best friend to everyone who knows me. I am peaceful and happy and more successful than ever before. I am relaxed and confident and trading in my old fears on new hopes.
2008 is going to be a wonderful year for me; a year of breakthrough, options, and opportunities for new paths to follow. I am excited and ready for the challenges and the triumphs that lie ahead.
No, my self-worth, my happiness, my freedom, my unbounded optimism about what is ahead is not for sale at any price!”

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”

2010 Affirmation

“2010 is my year! This is the year I break free. This is the year I break through! This is the year I break out!”

Breaking it down:

  • This is the year I break free – May this be the year you break free from the status quo and the inertia from your past that has been holding you back.
  • This is the year I break through – May this be the year that you push forward through the obstacles and the excuses towards the life you dream of living.
  • This is the year I break out – Once you’ve broken free and broken through, may 2010 be the year when everything breaks loose for you. We all had a wonderful example of this in 2009. Susan Boyle – the 48 year old Scottish singer – went from obscurity to international stardom practically overnight because she put herself out there and gave herself a chance.

I know 2010 can be a big year for all of us – individually and globally. Make it the year that you “break” with the past and step into your future!

Stay inspired!

Ray

2010 Affirmations – The Affirmation Spot for Monday December 28, 2009

Check Out our growing catalog of meditative and active audio affirmation apps for your mobile device.

Check out our affirmation apps for Apple devices or search i-mobilize on the iTunes store. The Affirmation Spot is developing these motivation apps in partnership with i-mobilize. Click an app to view it – Love Magnet, Business Success, Make A Difference Affirmation, or Full Body Scan, Rising Star Cardio Affirmation, and many more.


Can you believe it? We’re winding down the last few days of 2009 and along with it closing the first decade of the 21st Century!

What does this new year and this new decade hold in store for you? Who knows? I do know this, though. The thoughts you think and more importantly the thoughts you continue to affirm and grow will have a huge impact on this year and the next ten.

Here are a few New Year’s affirmations to get you started. What’s your affirmation for 2010? Leave a comment and share!

  • Forget Resolutions! In 2010, I’m having a thought revolution!
  • In 2010, I have a budget and I’m sticking to it!
  • In 2010, I CHOOSE  a love centered world over a a fear centered world!
  • 2010 is MY year! My possibilities multiply, my successes magnify, and my potential is realized!
  • As I turn my face to 2010, a brilliant new Sun dawns in my life!
  • More than ever before I truly am who I came here to be in 2010!
  • An amazing light lives within me! My light grows brighter and brighter throughout 2010!
  • 2010 brings the perfect people and the perfect opportunities into my life!
  • My personal recession ends in 2010! My career/business is zooming to new heights!
  • My immune system is healthy, strong, and protecting me in 2010!
  • In 2010, I am flawlessly executing my business plan!

Remember affirmations succeed through repetition and belief! You must give your positive new thoughts equal time with the negative old thoughts you want to replace.

Stay inspired!

Ray

Merry Christmas in 25 Languages – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday December 24, 2009

Today’s Christmas Affirmations:

“God’s love flows through my entire being each and every moment all day long.”

“This year I am restoring the true meaning of Christmas to my life.”

“I believe wholeheartedly that I am part of the solution in my life and in my world.”
(Click an affirmation to hear it or get the mp3 version for your music player)

globe_culturesChristmas may very well be the most widely celebrated holiday on the planet.

Even many cultures where Christmas is not a religious holiday, its significance and importance are recognized.

It is a holiday that celebrates hope, possibility, and warmth of heart. These are universal human longings.

I thought it would be fun to show you how people in every corner of our planet wish others “Merry Christmas”.

Here’s wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas from The Affirmation Spot.

25 Ways to Say “Merry Christmas”

  1. Arabic -miilaad majiid
  2. Bulgarian – весела коледа (vesela koleda)
  3. Chinese -圣诞快乐 (shèng dàn kuài lè)
  4. Czech – veselé Vánoce
  5. Dutch – Vrolijke Kerstmis
  6. French -Joyeux Noël
  7. German -Frohe Weihnachten
  8. Greek – Χαρούμενα Χριστούγεννα
  9. Hawaiian -mele Kalikimaka
  10. Hebrew – christmas sameakh
  11. Hindi – क्रिसमस मुबारक (Krismas ki subhkamna)
  12. Hungarian – boldog Karácsonyt
  13. Indonesian – selamat Natal
  14. Irish Gaelic – Nollaig shona
  15. Italian -Buon Natale
  16. Japanese – メリークリスマス (meri kurisumasu)
  17. Korean -즐거운 성탄 (seun-tan chu-ka-hae-yo)
  18. Persian – krissmas khojaste
  19. Polish – Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia
  20. Portuguese – Feliz Natal
  21. Russian – С Рождеством Христовым (S rojdestvom Kristovom)
  22. Spanish – Feliz Navidad
  23. Swahili – Krismasi Njema
  24. Swedish – god jul
  25. Turkish – Noeliniz kutlu olsun

Where ever you are whoever you are – Merry Christmas to you. And may the meaning and spirit of this day, translate into our global interactions with each other in the coming year. We share a common destiny and we are all creating it – individually and collectively – each and every day.

Stay inspired!

Ray

Official 2009 Affirmation

“I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”
Keep seeking the truth and stay inspired!

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday December 23, 2009

Today’s Christmas Affirmations:

“Faith. I have the faith of a mustard seed. I command the mountains in my life into the sea and they obey.”

“This year I am restoring the true meaning of Christmas to my life.”

“I am building momentum for love in my life.”
(Click an affirmation to hear it or get the mp3 version for your music player)


santa.gif Is there a Santa Claus? This headline appeared in the September 21, 1897 editorial page of the New York Sun. The question was posed by eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon. Her letter to the editor reads as follows:

“Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth: Is there a Santa Claus?”

~ Virgina O’Hanlon
115 West Ninety-Fifth Street

New York Sun editor Francis Pharcellus Church responded to Virginia’s letter with this now famous editorial.

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowlege.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas how dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if their were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

110 years later we live in a world infinitely more skeptical than the one Church decried. Many view Santa as just another marketing device to feed our consumerist frenzy. He is real only in as far as he serves the bottom line and provides a small slice of innocence to an ever shrinking childhood.

In our world, one where knowledge is controlled by economists and scientists; if you cannot weigh something, measure it, or define it in objective terms, it’s not real. Santa doesn’t fit into this worldview. He cannot be observed or tested in a lab. Therefore, the reasoning goes, he is not real.

Santa represents one thing – The Possible. He cannot be conclusively proved. Neither can your dreams, determination, hope, compassion, or most of the other things that make life worth living. You cannot measure a dream or weigh determination or define hope. These concepts are not susceptible to the scientific method or measurable on a profit and loss statement. And, yet, can you deny their reality?

They, like Santa, are only observable indirectly by their effects on the world. What would the world be without dreams, determination, hope, or compassion? It would be devoid of The Possible the same as if there was no Santa. Even as adults, we must continue to believe in The Possible or risk being stuck in what is; unable to move forward.

So, Virginia, is there a Santa? Yes, there is, but those looking for Santa in chimneys will never find him. He lives only in the hearts of determined, hopeful, compassionate dreamers willing to suspend disbelief long enough see what is possible.

Believe!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”

Traditions and Our Thinking – The Affirmation Spot for Monday December 21, 2009

Check Out These Affirmation Apps. Growing catalog with meditative and active versions.

Check out our affirmation apps for Apple devices or search i-mobilize on the iTunes store. The Affirmation Spot is developing these motivation apps in partnership with i-mobilize. Click an app to view it – Love Magnet, Business Success, Make A Difference Affirmation, or Full Body Scan, Rising Star Cardio Affirmation, and many more.


This time of the year many peoples’ lives are filled with family and community traditions. Tradition can provide us with a sense of continuity, connection to our past and to each other. These are all wonderful things.

However, tradition has an aspect that can hold us back in life. Tradition can become habitual, unquestioned thinking. Sometimes empowered people have to stop and ask the simple question, “Why?”

Habits – in our thoughts and in our actions – are a kind of tradition. When we want to make changes in our lives we have to first become consciously aware of the habit and then consciously choose to make the change.

There is a little story that illustrates how unconscious we can become in our traditions/habits.

Sarah was watching her mother prepare a holiday ham. The mother, as she always did, cut one inch off the end of the ham before sticking it in the oven.

Sarah asked, “Mommy, why do you always cut an inch off a ham before you stick it in the oven?”

The mother thought for a moment and replied, “I don’t know. My mother always cut an inch off the ham before she put it in the oven. Let’s ask her.”

So the mother calls the grandmother on the phone  asks, “Mom, I’m making a ham and Sarah wants to know why I always cut an inch off. I told her that you always did. Why do you do that?”

The grandmother answered, “I don’t know. My mother always did it.”

Finally, the three of them make a conference call to the great grandmother. The grandmother asks, “Mom why do you cut an inch off the ham when you cook it?”

The great grandmother says, “Oh, dear, I haven’t done that in years. I used to do that when you were a little girl because the oven we had in our apartment was too small to fit a ham.”

The moral of the story is that traditions can become unconscious when people simply follow and don’t stop to ask why. Originally, there was a very practical reason for cutting the inch off the ham. That reason had long since vanished. Yet, two generations had continued to make hams that way because no one stopped to ask why.

Be conscious of your habits and traditions so that you can keep the ones that add to your life and abandon those that keep you stuck in a rut.

Stay inspired!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”

Be the Driver in Your Life – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday December 16, 2009

Check Out These Affirmation Apps. 15-minute meditative affirmations or workout tracks with affirmations.

Check out our affirmation apps for Apple devices or search i-mobilize on the iTunes store. The Affirmation Spot is developing these motivation apps in partnership with i-mobilize. Click an app to view it – Love Magnet, Business Success, Make A Difference Affirmation, or Full Body Scan, Rising Star Cardio Affirmation, and many more.


Today’s Affirmation:

“A new day dawns…I am a new person today; a better person, a healthier person, a happier person.”

captains_wheelIf your strategy is to let life happen to you; it will. It’s time to put you back in the driver’s seat in your life in 2010. Ask yourself, honestly, “Am I the driver or the passenger in my life?” Yes, I know we can’t control everything that happens to us. I also understand the wisdom of just being and going with the flow.

Neither is a reason to not be the driver in your own life. Things out of your control are going to happen whether you are the driver or the passenger in your life. That’s no reason not to be steering the things you can control. There is wisdom in “just being”, but it is so much more beneficial when done as a conscious choice to enhance your life rather than as the result of sitting in a rudderless boat.

Wayne Dyer talks about being not only the actor in your life, but also the director and producer. Actors are just given scripts that they then play out. They have no say in how the story line progresses. Directors make conscious choices about how the story is going to be told. Producers select the ideas that become the storylines created by directors and actors.

CHOOSE your storyline in 2010. It’s not enough to just tell or act someone else’s vision of your life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat.

Here are a few tips for putting you in the driver’s seat.

  1. Be the driver – stop seeing yourself as the passenger in a life where things “just happen” to you. You have a say and you have a lot of control over what happens in your life and how you react and adapt to it.
  2. Make the decisions – if you have become a passenger in your life, you have probably given control to someone else. Take it back. Be ready to accept advice from others (many heads are better than one), but make your own decisions.
  3. Take credit and responsibility – give yourself the credit for your achievements and take responsibility for your failures. Others play a role in successes and failures, but you are ultimately responsible for the results and choices in your life.
  4. Get back up – getting knocked down or facing a setback is an event not a way of life for people driving their lives. Life is full of bumps and bruises. Adapt and move on.
  5. Empower your thinking – practice empowered thinking. Here are the three aspects of empowered thinking.
    • Thought aspect – you have to think positively. Belief and commitment are important in any endeavor. Show me two people of equal talent – one who believes in his or her ability and one who does not – and I can tell you with high accuracy who will succeed. Positive thinking is imperative to maximize success potential in any endeavor. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t; you’re are right.” Positive thinking is the basis for empowered thinking, but empowered thinking is more than just positive thinking. It incorporates two more elements.
    • Knowledge aspect – you have to be informed. In achievement pursuits, know what you are trying to achieve and be informed on what is going to be involved in succeeding. Knowing that ahead of time can help you prepare mentally for it. When empowering your thinking to critically evaluate information you need to know as many of the facts as possible. Positive thinking without information does not allow you to take powerful action. When you combine positive thinking with information you lay the groundwork for powerful action in your life.
    • Action aspect – empowered thinking is more than just thinking and knowing. Empowered thinking includes action. If you have incorporated the first two elements, your actions can be motivated and informed. Until there is action, informed positive thinking is just wishful thinking. Your world is supported by intentions, but it is built by actions.
  6. Take action – the driver’s seat is a place of action. The passenger’s seat is a place of passivity, paralysis, and fear of moving forward and making change. Take action. Some actions don’t work out, but you cannot allow that fear to stop you from being the driver in your life.

If you’ve been the passenger for too long, make 2010 your year to shift back over into the driver’s seat. Take the wheel and start steering! If you’re already the driver in your life, keep the momentum going into the new year!

Stay inspired!

Ray

2009 Affirmation

“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”