1-Minute Playbook: Your mindset is everything

ozzyA wonderful life begins with a wonderful mindset

Regardless of how it might feel sometimes, you are in control of your thoughts and your life. Your life is your own creation, be it great or not. That also means that you have the power to make it even better. One way to do that, is to shift your mindset into “gratitude-“mode.

As soon as you wake up in the morning, take a moment to think about and feel gratitude for all that you have in your life. Once you start to truly appreciate that you life is a blessing, I can assure you that it’s going to be improved even further.

Saturday’s Wisdom: Be True To Yourself

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I’ve come to realize that…

…there’s an tremendeous truth in the words of Viktor Frankl as he stated that “when we are faced with something we can not change, we are challenged to change ourselves.” There is absolutely no valid reason to struggle or fight against or for something as everything already exists within you and everything already is exactly as it is supposed to be – just being right, right now. It is a changequotechallenge to not struggle, to not try and control – force – things and to just let go without losing faith. It’s difficult to love and let this love go to where (s)he needs to in order to grow – yet it is the most profound gesture of love that one can show.

It’s heartbreaking to loose a loved one in any kind of way but somehow it’s also very comforting and beautiful to know that we are simply just spiritual beings currently living in a human (or other) skin and that we, by this, will soon cross paths again and again and again. There is no true separation – there is merely different roads that leads to the same end destination and although we choose to travel on these different roads, in the end, we will always end up being together. We are soulmates and that is why I so very well recognized my loved ones at once, why I did not need to spend time getting to know them – we’ve already met and been together many times before, in other shapes, forms and lifetimes – but simply just embraced the blessing of once again being given the wonderful opportunity to together grow spiritually. I don’t need time to get to know you my love – I already do because we’ve been together for so long and so many times! I just simply needed to find you again and …look, there you are baby!! As beautiful as always.

“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.” – Richard Bach

I had a quantum moment some days ago. You know, one of those moments that comes through a sense of energy, an inner knowingness, an answer or in some other kind of ways when you simply feel, can identify oChange-Quoter “just know” that you’ve reached divine contact – this insight that suddenly has been imparted to you at the most perfect (often unexpected) time as an answer to a question you might not even be aware that you’ve asked. I simply love when this happens to me! Not only because these moments often completely change my view on something or about someone but also because they are very likely to be life-changing! I read once that “spiritual progress is not usually experienced as some event-changing shift but it is a gradual awakening composed of many shifts and realizations” and that’s exactly what these sudden moments of huge insight are – steps on the spiritual path. Quantum moments always reminds me of how amazing God’s grace works – things never are what they seem and the most unexpected always happens, as surprise (spiritual) gifts from God!

My mentioned quantum moment led me to a deep realisation that I had done a loved one wrong. This sudden insight of my own behaviour and actions made me feel ashamed and…not-so-good, mostly because I strongly believe that we should always and in all ways show the greatest compassion, deepest love and never-ending faith and loyalty towards our most loved ones and I felt that I had failed that – deeply. However, with nothing but loving thoughts in my mind and a great deal of faith in that “all is and always will be as it’s supposed to’”, I summoned up some courage and apologized to my loved one whom – as the most fascinating spiritual being he is – responded most gently with two simple words. Which, probably needless to say, makes me adore him even more! Anyway, in having my “moment” I reflected once again on how truly fantastic the divine, God or whoever/whatever definition you want to use, see to it that our past issues exist in order to support us on our spiritual path to a higher consciousness.

Everything we are or do in the Now is a result of the one we were or what we’ve done in the Past and it all gives us the opportunity to be or do better in our Tomorrow. There is a divine perfection in all and everything that ensures that we are given the chance to grow and fulfill the purpose for which we are intended. Nothing happens by accident and I find comfountitled changert in the knowledge that when we are faced with situations which we might have little or no control over, it is something which we ourselves should learn from it all. In other words, we are not powerless victims faced with an uncontrolled situation but powerful beings faced with yet another opportunity to take an honest look “inside”, learn and grow from our participation in and (re)action to/from the situation. Viktor Frankl called this “the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances“.

We are all divine beings and we all have all the qualities, the capabilities, the perfection as well as the imperfection to do and become everything that we are meant to – to share of our unique creation to the world – and at any given moment, in any given situation, we are blessed with the opportunity to do so. When you think of someone you love in this perspective – or all other spiritual beings for that matter, including yourself – how can you not feel love and only love for his/hers/its/yours entire being, with (im)perfections and all? …divine creations…just as God intended.

A wise person knows that perception…

imagesCA0416D2…shapes everything that happens in life. And perception is a matter of choice. Indeed, it’s a blessing to be able to choose how personal experiences and the world at large are viewed. As a result, we can choose to see peace, rather than conflict; love, rather than fear; abundance, rather than lack; and we can to see a divine plan, instead of random chaos. Abraham Lincoln is credited with wisely saying: “Most of us are just as happy as we make up our minds to be.” So very true.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

Choose happiness and you will be happy. Choose to see the best in your team and they will be inspired by it. Choose to see other beings as fellow spiritual travellers and they will feel encouraged. Choose to see your employees as team members and they will fight for victory. It is truly amazing how fantastic and simple life really is. Don’t make it complicated – it’s so very easy.

Quantum life and leadership

Like many others I enrich my life with great, challenging, fun and sometimes mind-blowing activities and experiences that in some way(s) or another(s) moves me further on my personal and professional journey. However, as we know it is not enough to simply gain theoretical knowledge about something or experience it at infrequent times but our newly received wisdom also need to be practised to be put into full effect. Last night I read this short article “Live a quantum life” by Dr. Darren R. Weissman on the subject and I’d like to share it with you as inspiration on your very own path!

“How do you live a quantum life? I believe there are five steps. In the science and art of numerology, the number 5 signifies being open to love; living with compassion; embracing freedom; needing constant change; and striving to find answers to the many questions that life poses, not just for ourselves but also for all of humanity. To live a quantum life, it’s imperative to do the following:

1. Live with vision. All great leaders throughout history have had a clear vision of a truth that resonated deep wvisionithin their hearts. This vision became the catalyst that set into motion a new way of thinking, feeling, and being. All great leaders, as a result, maintain their clarity of vision regardless of opposition or perceived capabilities. To live with vision means to take the time to silence the mind so that you can see and embrace your truth. Activate the power of the sixth sense—intuition—and trust it to guide you.

2. Live with hope. Hope is a natural consequence of having clear vision. Its birth rises from darkness, fueled with the vision of promise. At its core, hope allows you to believe in what’s possible…if one person can, we all can. Feel this emotion in your heart. It’s the feeling that imagines, sees, and knows at every juncture of the journey. Hope is the reflection of truth, wholeness, divinity, and oneness. “Roll up your sleeves” and let’s work together. In a world where many see hopelessness as being as normal as the rising sun, begin today to challenge yourself to harvest and sow seeds of hope.

Passion3. Live with passion. Passion is the energy of your will. It’s what empowers you to take action, transforming hope into possibilities. The question is, what’s your passion? What moves you to get out of bed every day? What makes your heart flutter when you think about it? Do you go to work just to get paid? Do you want to know how to live with passion? Answer this question: What would you be doing at this very moment in your life if you knew with absolute certainty that you couldn’t fail? Allow yourself to honestly and authentically answer this question—from the deepest part of your heart—acknowledging the every-unfolding inner voice of Infinite Love & Gratitude. Decide to act and live with passion. A moment of passion will transform a breaking point into one that is inspirational.

4. Live with discipline. Discipline distinguishes mastery from mediocrity—mastery that comes from spending time engaged in the journey, rather than sprinting the 50-yard dash. Living with discipline means being willing to change—to alter oltacksamhetd patterns of how you consciously choose to respond to your life. With discipline, you can gain insight and wisdom into your true nature. When you accept the inevitability of change, you choose healthier options for yourself.1 Rather than being a rigid set of rules, living with discipline is based on conscious acts of self-love. It’s loving yourself enough to choose between the pleasures of the moment and the possibilities of an infinite spirit.

5. Live with gratitude. These days, almost everyone is talking about gratitude. But what does it really mean? I was inspired by a quote I recently read in a tiny but powerful book on gratitude written on behalf of the LifeLesson Foundation by Lenore Skomal:

‘Our role is to accept what happens to us and to do what we can with the possibilities that life offers us. Acceptance is the key to this. If we can stop trying to figure out what we did wrong to warrant the problems that we face, and just accept it as part of what happens while living on this planet, we can find immense freedom. Life is what it is. And if we can reach unconditional acceptance of that, then the door to true gratitude will open. To live with gratitude is to accept, embrace, forgive, learn, and live with the knowing that life itself is the greatest of all gifts’.”

“Do you wish for…

...kindness? Be kind.
Do you ask for truth? Be true.
What you give of yourself you find;
Your world is a reflex of you.”
– James Allen

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As you think…

“You are the Supreme Being, and yet thinking  yourself to be separate from it, you strive to become united with it. What is stranger than this?” ~Ramana Maharshi

“Every thought you believe to be real, every emotional story you buy into, and every  childhood belief system you’re still living under the guise of, is creating the reality you’re experiencing.   Your mind is like movie screen that is perpetually receiving, regurgitating,  repulsing, and  reflecting a continuous bandwidth of images.  Your conscious awareness is  pure white light from the projector, which is not attached to or judging the  colorful images projected onto the screen.  Your ego, or self image, is the  fabric of the screen and it decides in every millisecond of your life, what  images, feelings, words and stories you believe to be true or false. It chooses  which images the primagesCAKJ9ABCojector should be focusing its attention upon,  which  ultimately determines the present moment reality you’re experiencing, as well as  experiences, people, and situations you tend to manifest into your life. You are not a victim to your life.  You have full reign over what you want  to create.  This light of pure awareness inside your projector can project  anything!  You are the director of your movie and you get to choose what story you want to believe is the truth, or just another fabrication  of the mind.  You are the producer of your show and can create heaven or  hell in any moment.  By focusing on what you want you create heaven, by  focusing on what you don’t want you create hell.  Either way, you are  forever going to be the conscious choice maker behind your experience of life in  each new moment.  Simply change what images, thoughts and emotions your  movie is focusing on, and you’ve changed your experience of life.  You are  the master of your reality. It really is that simple.

Your life is  meant to be this awesome magical adventure, where you are here to learn how to  become the manifesting master of your reality.  Inside  you body is a genetic DNA program that generates codes of information and energy  which are continuously  creating the structure of your physical body.  Physicists have discovered  that these  strands are not fixed, solid or stuck by any means.  They are constantly  altered and influenced by the thoughts you’re thinking and the beliefs you hold  to be true. Your body is a sea of pure energy made of conscious quantum particles, which  responds  to whatever is happening in your mind because they are your mind.   Your mind is not contained in your head, its found throughout your body and  within the sea of energy all around you, and it’s VERY powerful.  When you change your beliefs about your body,  and visualize it to be a certain way, your body listens and responds according.

Manifesting your dreams and desires is an ancient spiritual science. We were all born as sacred manifesting magnets in this beloved quantum playground, where the name of  the game is “like attracts like”.  Whatever you continuously say, think and feel is what you attract to you.  Your  life is manifesting itself  through you right now.  This body that you’re living and breathing in, is already a super Whatever-the-mind-of-man-can-conceive-and-believe-it-can-achieve-Napoleon-Hillcharged highly powered magical manifesting machine.   It’s always being held in a loving embrace by the Divine Ocean around it,  which is constantly responding to how your body is feeling, thinking and  believing your life to be.  Your magical  vehicle is continuously forming the experiences you’re about to have in the near  future. This thought you’re having (right now) about your expected “tomorrow” is  creating a receptive magnetic space for that specific future to  be aligned with you. If you look deeper inside your mind, you’ll see there are many many dreams and  desires that you want to manifest.  Some of them are headed your way very  quickly, while others are buried deeper and will take a longer time.  As  you learn how to relax your body, quiet your mind and find that peaceful center  in the middle of the cyclone of whirling thoughts, a magical shift  will occur. You’ll  see that your desires actually manifest at the perfect  place and time.  There is an amazing synchronicity that governs this  Universe, you could call it your “synchro-destiny”.

This  synchrodestiny is  that feeling that every thing, thought, person and purpose is perfectly aligned.   When you meditate enough, your mind will tend to become very quiet, still and  solitary, and then you’ll experience this divine perfection everywhere you go.   The moment the mind surrenders it’s battle of fighting the river and swimming  upstream against the current, you begin enjoying every minute of the ride.   As the mind stops trying to get somewhere quicker instead of enjoying the God  Source that is here now, the sweet sacred synchronicities of life are found and  felt in each new moment. Meditation  is simply a deep conscious relaxation into what is here now.  When you  make relaxation a priority in your life, you are taking manifestation sincerely,  and will find yourself able to manifest miraculous things.   It all happens when you practice learning how to relax, open up and feel as if  you are receiving your desired dream manifestation now.   A deep trusting creative feeling will take over your life and you’ll find each  moment you are living in this sweet sacred flow, relaxing down the great river.

imagesCA2WSRH9By simply  thinking about the most loving, sacred and divine healing source of energy you  can imagine, your mind and body instantly tends to relax.  The  mind realizes how futile all its efforting is, and just lets go of its endless agenda.   A calm spacious field of energy starts expanding  within you and settles in all around you.  You realize  that this deep peaceful feeling is where you really wanted to arrive anyway, so the desired outcome  you desperately wanted no longer takes precedence.  It is this deep healing  feeling of relaxation is the golden secret to raising your consciousness so you can keep your  thoughts directed on what you want, and off of what you don’t want.   Relaxation is the key to making your dream life come true.

I find that  many people get frustrated when I tell them to let go, relax and let their  desires come to them. Their brain has been trained their whole life  to work hard and strive for what they desire, and they fear being unmotivated  and lazy.  It may first feel absolutely  redundant and backward to think you can just relax and receive something huge,  like a million dollars.   Yet, the people who win the lottery  jackpot  do it every week.  They simply sit back with great excitement as the money  pours into their life.   The important thing to remember here is that they did believe at some point  it was possible to win, which is what motivated them to buy that winning ticket.

Ultimately,  it  doesn’t matter how small or big your desire is of what you want to manifest.   Anything is possible. Bigger dreams are not necessarily harder to manifest than  smaller dreams, they just take more patience, love and your precious focus. The  real reason bigger desires often take longer to manifest, is because you have to  let go of your smallness to let in something that big.  They require more faith and positive  emotion to accept as the living “truth” rather than smaller desires.   However, with enough  creativity, faith and patience, anything can be manifested in this  quantum Ocean that you’re always connected to.  This is the secret to  integrate; that you are never separate from the Ocean of existence. The Universe is  a multi-dimensional extension of you, and you are a personal extension of it!   The ocean is in the drop, and the drop is in the ocean.  The deeper you can accept this  truth inside your being, the easier it will be for you to effortless see your  life’s greatest dreams and fantasies manifest  into reality.

In order to become a living manifesting master, you must understand on a very Earthly  rooted and Universal cosmic  level that you e_chinese_symbols_proverbs_generosityare not separate from the Ocean of Existence which is brimming  with consciousness.  You are the center of your Universe, the hub of this infinite wheel filled with energy and consciousness. You are The Source of this eternal field of limitless  probabilities.   When you meditate enough, you’ll tap into the greatest source of consciousness  within you, which is at the very center of “you”.  Here you’ll  discover first hand that you are  governing the final reality around you, manifesting everything you are experiencing.

You’ll know  you are a manifesting master when you’ve  integrated this knowledge into every waking, breathing moment of your day and  evening.  You’ll feel a complete “oneness” with the Ocean all the time.   You’ll no longer buy into the fear based systems of the world, which are only  meant to test you and make you stronger.  Sure, the mind may try to return  back to limited separation consciousness, yet the power of the Ocean is too  great and will cause the ego to submerge.  Once you surrender your pride,  your personal agenda, and your emotional body to the all loving embrace of this  divine Universe, the ego becomes so thin that it doesn’t get in the way anymore.   With the ego out of the way, you’ll see your thoughts are forming your reality  very quickly and with no effort at all.

Perhaps the  most interesting aspect of all on this manifesting journey is the topic of  predestination.  Since we live in a world filled with duality; meaning if there’s  hot there must be cold, if there’s joy there must be sadness, if there are  mountains there must be valleys, and if there  is free will there must also be predestination.  Some people resist the  idea that everything is predestined because they feel it destroys their feeling  of being totally in control of their life.  Yet, they have seemed to forget one  small detail here, that they are deeply molded by the past feelings, beliefs, thoughts, actions  and stories they have been repeating throughout their entire life.  Almost  90% of the thoughts you think today, are going to be the same types of thoughts  you had yesterday. Sure, you  always have  the free will to decide who or what is in control of how your day is going to  unfold to some degree, yet if you’ve been believing life is hard, grueling and challenging  prison, your attitude  about the future is going to be quite grim and you’ll have a tendency  to flow down that same river of suffering.  The secret to manifesting  thoughts that support a life filled with love, abundance and deep intimate heart  connections, is abiding in the very source of the source where all thoughts are  born.  The source of your thoughts is so deep inside you, that you have to  surrender everything you know as your “reality” just to get a glimpse of it.   Yet, when you do find the source, you’ll be able to redirect the flow in a more  positive and exciting direction.

al-inspiring-quote-on-being-authenticThe biggest  truth you can find in life is always the most liberating.  The greatest truth  I’ve discovered so far is that there are always three sides to every coin.  There are always  at least 3 realities, perspectives and life paths we can manifest in each given  moment.  One is that your entire life is predestined to turn out a certain way.  Two is  that you have complete  free will to create anything you want to manifest at any time.  Three is  that a liberating paradigm that is every flowing in a balanced state between these two  polar extremes.  In this third  side of the coin, you are riding the razors edge of life and are not buying into  either paradigm of free will or predestination as the ultimate truth.

You realize that the edge is what  takes you beyond the truth, beyond the mind, beyond reality, and into the  formlessness that is your very soul.  It’s living from this spiritually  awakened space that you find life flows in the most abundant, magical and  amazing ways.  You are then truly capable to effortlessly and consciously  manifest anything you  want with pure ease and joy.  You are not attached to anything of this  world, because you are  living as the guru of your life, in a perpetual state of self confirmation,  riding the waves of desire, on an Ocean of bliss all the way home.” I love it! It’s written by Jafree Ozwald, “You are Always manifesting your reality“.

Wednesday Wisdom: Be What You Are Seeking

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It’s Not Luck

Whatever happens in your life – good or bad – doesn’t come by way of luck, lack of luck, fate, karma or sins of your ancestors. What happens in your life is up to you and the choices you choose to make. And it’s these very choices that will either work in harmony with the natural Laws of the Universe or will act dysfunctionally against these very same laws.
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Faith or foolishness?

Is it possible to have too much faith? To be too courageous? Where does the line go between being very courageous and being plain foolish? And what defines foolishness?

A very brave friend of mine arplan lifee about to embark on a adventurous and most likely life-changing journey.  This journey has been planned for quite some time, with careful considerations to all that might or might not happen, or develop, as a result of it. However, what was by him before thought of as a pretty normal event with all that naturally happens in the course of a relationship – yes, we are talking about a lovers situation here – this “journey” has turned into a drama of its own and the events now unfolded  as led him to reflect great deal on the subjects of having faith, being courageous or being plain foolish.

Not long ago his plans seemed like a great idea. As a matter of fact he felt that it seemed as an incredible, fun, exciting and amazing opportunity. A blessing from the Divine that could lead him to fantastic never-before-experienced things and to a life with the woman of his dreams. However, by unseemed actions – at least for him – things have surfaced that indicates that this “fun, exciting and amazing opportunity” that he expected might not happen the way he planned it to. My question, does it ever?

“Although individuals around me smile and tell me – or my loved ones remind me – of how ‘courageous’ I (supposedly) am, so often daring to do what many wouldn’t, their words of encouragement is not working on me this time. In fact, I do not feel courageous at all….I feel totally lost.”

My friend explained to me how he’d felt about this change in course – expressing feelings of confusion, discouragement and more importantly a sense of being lost. He’d even questioned his courage – wondering if he had not just been plain foolish and blind, not courageous.

tumblr_ms8u1cjo0v1rtqolxo1_1280To me courage is daring to follow your heart’s desire, the path of your soul and having faith in that everything will work out to the best – in a greater perspective. Courage is what makes people go against the mainstream and follow their inner voice – or the guidance of the Divine source – in order to grow spiritually. Courage is what makes us take a huge leap of faith and follow our hearts desire when meeting the (wo)man of our dreams in order to pursue our relationship – even if, as my friend and his lover, you are living in different parts of the world. Courage is what makes us try new or different things, or walk on to unknown paths, although feeling afraid, just to be able to grow in one way or another. Courage is to be truly scared but still move ahead.

It makes me think about what some individuals are prepared to in order to fulfill their deepest dreams! Their courage, strength and faith is beautiful and it warms my heart simply thinking about it! Especially when they are determined to turn something that can be perceived as a “tough situation” into a golden moment of opportunity. I love that!

“The optimist refuses to believe that the road ends without options” – Robert H. Schuller.

One thing is clear to me though. Although we’re told by society that we are frail and powerless beings who live in a world where things just “happen” for no apparent reason, I am confident that our existence – as our most ancient and cherished spiritual traditions tell us – is based on a Divine force that lives within each and every one of us. A power that nothing in the world can touch. And for my friend there’s some – to him at this point unknown and unforeseeable – reason he’s supposed to do this. All the signs still points him towards it. Yes, there’s no denying that his situation has gone from a being “a prospective wonderful amazing God-given opportunity to a life in total bliss” (his words) to a complete turnaround into a somewhat frightening and lonely road.

6My friend is still guided to go through with it. And with restored faith in great things ahead, he surely will. It’s not going to be the way he wished or planned for, that’s clear. But with the determination to make the best he can out of the current situation, I am absolutely convinced he’ll experience a journey beyond his imagination. In other words, better than anything he ever could have planned. I know from my own experiences that it is only by the courageous leaps I’ve taken that I’ve gotten to not only encounter the most amazing individuals, but also experience truly fascinating spiritual journeys. Having faith and leaving the rest in God’s hands, that is the most courageous thing you can do.

The things that are going on right now in my friends life right now makes me think of the words of Gibran who in his classic book “The Prophet” reminds us of what it means to have a great gift and to know that it’s power is already within us. Gibran writes that “no man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.” In other words, we can’t be taught what we don’t already know as we came into the world already knowing how to use our beliefs and I find that to be so very true. We ourselves have the power to rewrite our own code of reality. It’s just a matter of choice of how we want our life to be! Isn’t that an amazing blessing from the Divine?! I truly think so!

Gibran’s thought aren’t something new – in fact, his book was published in the beginning of the 19th century. The same subject has been explored by many mystics in the past. The ancient Sufi poet Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi describes the irony of our mysterious condition in this world by stating that “what strange beings we are that sitting in hell at the bottom of the dark, we’re afraid of our own immortality.” Rumi, as well as many other ancient philosophers, explored the promise of surviving the darkest moments of life and the reassurance that difficult times are only a part of a journey that leads to a place where bad things can’t happen any longer as they reflected on “the deepest mysteries of life”. Just as these fascinating individuals, I myself do not believe that we are fragile victims of events that are beyond our control but that we are powerful creators of our own life – if we choose to be! Which leads me back to the beginning…not knowing anything yet knowing it all I could not but encourage my friend to embark on this fascinating, scary and divine journey with faith that it’ll lead to all that he want it to – the fulfillment of his soul’s desire as ones know it.

Through the godlike power of human belief, we are given the equally divine ability to bring what we believe to life in the matrix of energy that bathes and surrounds us.”