Lessons Learned and Unlearned – Day 159 of 365 Days to a Better You

Lessons learned grow us. Lessons unlearned, well, they grow us too.

Good morning, my friends. I hope your Saturday is off to a beautiful beginning!

The Universe is a giver. It never stops giving us chances to be the person we came here to be.

There’s a spiritual principle I learned many years ago and have found to be true time and again. It’s that life continues presenting you with certain lessons time and again until you choose to learn them.

We do live in a universe of free will. We are always free at every moment to learn the lessons life is teaching or to ignore them and pass them on for another time. Yet, the big ones will keep showing up for us in various forms until we accept the challenge and deal with them.

I often say that the only reason I get up every day is to learn something. My day feels complete when I do. Learning things – simple things and profound things – grow us as a person and as a being on this miraculous journey through time, space, and beyond.

However, the lessons we choose not to learn grow us too by making us face time and again those challenges we need to face to move on to the next stage in our development.

Power Hack: I’ll bet you could probably name a few of those lessons you’ve faced and put off a number of times. The Universe is very creative in how it presents them over and over in the weave of our lives.

Just know, to reverse the old saying, when the student is ready, the lesson is there.

Stay amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not! Thanks for taking valuable minutes out of your life to be here reading this blog. If you’re enjoying it, please share!

Ray

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Crisis Mode – Day 139 of 365 Days to a Better You

It’s often been noted that human beings have an amazing ability to come together in a crisis. Our compassion is elevated. We remember how miraculous and fragile our existence is. We express gratitude for what we have and a willingness to share it with others. It’s an amazing thing to observe.

Here’s the question. Why does there have to be a crisis for us to elevate ourselves and each other to that level? If it’s within us in moments of crisis, it’s there all the time.

That said, if you require a crisis to bring those noble qualities out in you, I have a crisis for you. We have created a crisis of personal, national, and global proportions. We’ve forgotten, if we ever truly knew, how to be civil to each other. We’ve forgotten how to work together. We’ve forgotten how to love one another as we love ourselves.

Power Hack: Here’s the good news. When you really think about it, this problem isn’t hard to solve. We don’t have to agree on everything to shift this vibration. We only have to agree on a few easy to agree upon premises that we pledge live by. Try these on for size.

  1. Allow every human being the space to breathe in and breathe out freely.
  2. Make today better than yesterday.
  3. Allow every human being access to the benefits of the abundant society we have strived for centuries to achieve.
  4. Ensure tomorrow is better than today for our children and grandchildren.

That easy, you might question? Yes. These premises are the simple WHAT that any person of good will can agree upon. Together we can and we must work on the HOWs.

We simply need to begin thinking, acting, and interacting in ways that promote building something rather than burning it all down. Every one of us can and does have a platform to the world today, with the tools at our disposal, to change the vibe in the world.

How are you using yours? Are you building or burning down? Are you contributing to meeting the four common sense objectives above or are you busy trying to score points and win arguments?

We will measure the results in terms of peace rather than war, universal abundance rather the mass disparity, and every human being striving to become the highest version of himself or herself.

If we can’t come together in a compact to achieve these four objectives, then what difference will all the political points or winning arguments make?

The world you and I live in is our creation. We create and recreate it every day. Sure there are negative players. Sure there are disagreements on the HOWs. We don’t need everybody to come along to make it work. We only need a critical mass committed to birthing that world.

Don’t be surprised when I tell you that critical mass begins right here with you and I.

Stay the course! You are making a difference!

Ray

 

The 10 Promises

friendsThere comes a time to make certain commitments to yourself. That time is now. Here are 10 promises to make to yourself to begin getting the results you want in life.

Why is now the time? Because! Because you know that your dreams are right here, right now for you. You know that by following them, you will benefit you, benefit your family, benefit your friends, and benefit the planet. You came here to make a difference and today you do!

No judgment! Some days you will live up to these and some days you won’t, but if you seek to EVERY day, amazing things are on the way for you.

1) Today I am ready to believe and I am ready to achieve!
2) Today I seek solutions and results rather than problems and excuses!
3) Today I take massive action on my dreams!
4) Today I refuse to put off until tomorrow what will benefit me today!
5) Today I refuse to put off until tomorrow what will benefit my family today!
6) Today I refuse to put off until tomorrow what will benefit my friends today!
7) Today I invest in me to get the best in me!
8) Today I believe that setbacks are shortcuts to something better than I had planned!
9) I came to the planet to make my difference and today I do!
10) My dreams refuse to quit on me and I refuse to quit on my dreams!

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

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Negate and Affirm: The Power of But

Today’s Thought:

Words have amazing power. When you use them well, they can power you.

The Power of ButFrom time immemorial, back through Hay, Peale, W. Clement Stone, and Wallace Wattles, it has been affirmation heresy to use any words that are perceived as negative in an affirmation. I have one thing to say about that….BUT.

Actually, the advice of all these affirmation gurus is not wrong. What they have taught is word your affirmations in a way that affirms what you want not a negative you don’t want. Example: I am winning rather than I don’t want to lose. BUT

Many years ago, when I started using and writing affirmations, I noticed how powerful the wold BUT can be when used in an affirmation. I call this negating and affirming.

BUT is a very powerful word in the English language. It consciously and unconsciously negates what was said before it. You hear examples everyday and you have experienced its power. “I love you, BUT…” “You’re great at what you do, BUT…” What does that BUT do? It’s an overt negation of what you just said. It diminishes its meaning and replaces it with what you are about to say next. In these cases, it is often a criticism, BUT…

Used with an affirmation, BUT can boost the power of the affirmation. It negates the negative thought and adds power to the affirmation that comes after. You can say something positive about the issue, negative thought, or even perceived challenge, negate it with BUT, and then follow that with an affirmation to overcome it.

Examples:

Alcohol is strong, BUT I AM stronger!
Getting published is tough, BUT I AM publishing my book!
I may face setbacks, BUT I am overcoming them!

Try this. It is very powerful. Subconsciously, negating is powerful and affirming is powerful. Together they will boost your affirmations.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

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Change in Feeling – Neville Goddard Quote

Thoughts are the vehicle of our dreams, but feelings are the fuel for the vehicle. We are emotional beings and our feelings drive us to do powerful things -some positive and some negative. If we can harness the power of our feelings in a positive way, Goddard is saying we can literally change our destiny.

A change in feeling is a change in destiny.

I CAN, I CAN, I CAN, AND I AM!

Today’s Affirmation:

As the voice of I CAN becomes stronger in my life, I can’t melts away!

The Power to Be You

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Courage! I CAN are two of the most powerful words in the English language. I CAN and I CAN’T are two of the primal and most powerful affirmations in our lives. The one that rules your mind and governs your actions will determine your outcomes in life. Which one is winning the battle in your mind today?

Ray

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