Joyce Meyers was talking about the Israelites who took an eleven-day trip and spread it out over 40 years in the desert this morning. I love this story as a teaching tool and I, myself, have had this experience. I try not to have regrets, I’m sure my lost years can be a way of saving others from this fate if used as an example. I came from trouble in all forms: addiction, alcoholism, insanity, anger, guilt, fear. And that was just the person who raised me. I went on to continue some of these traits. I was raised with so much … Continue reading In the desert for 40 years.
Our whole world comes from our mind and how we live. We have a choice every single day to grow our life, destroy it, start over anew, or remain stagnant. To live the best life humanly possible is simply this; live a wholesome life, have a relationship with God, follow your heart and God’s guidance in all matters, put God, family, and then work in that order. Of course, there are all the subcategories: live debt free, do not partake or encourage bad habits and addictions, treat others with respect, do good deeds often, have a community. Now, I know … Continue reading Healing our mind. Starting a new life.
Getting sober and getting out of debt are two of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. They were also the most empowering things I’ve every done. The hardship of both tasks was so worth it in the end. Today life is a far different picture than it was pre-sobriety and debt. I struggled with both items for years and years before I had victory. I truly began living once these obstacles were conquered and overcome. I love reminiscing over my last 8 years. I can’t stand thinking about the years prior to sobriety. There is such … Continue reading What life looks like after years of sobriety and frugal living.
I have been reading Awakening the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins. I lovingly and jokingly refer to it as “staying awake for the giant”. It is one of those mammoth books jam-packed with so much information that you may pass out after a few pages from sheer mental exhaustion. I’m only on page 145 and I started sometime this winter…it’s late summer now. I will read a chunk and then I have to take a break with something fluffy with sparkles and hues of pink like The Secret or Law of Attraction. I love this man! He’s this giant, all … Continue reading Overcoming nonproductive habits.
Some of you who come across this write-up will not do it by coincidence, just as I did not write this by coincidence. There is no such thing as coincidence, bad luck, good luck, or happenstance. Everything has meaning, everything has a reason, and it is all of our creation. Choices we made years ago may still be affecting us today, the feelings and thoughts we marinate in today will create our tomorrow. You called this in to your experience today. If you are struggling with hard times…financially and emotionally (because they go hand in hand), if you have more … Continue reading How to climb up out of poverty and addiction.
I remember the New Years resolutions, all the things I was going to change, all the task I was going to accomplish toward becoming a better person, a more civilized and enlightened human being. It would last the first few days and by the next weekend it was all old news and forgotten. I wasted many years not getting my act together and living in a world of being “nonpresent”. I quit drinking 8 plus years ago. It dwindled down for a couple years to nothing and then a final commitment to being clear and here. I don’t miss it … Continue reading A New Life in Sobriety.
Here comes New Years and a boat load of lists on what we hope to accomplish, changes we would like to make to improve our well-being and life. We all know the old saying, “you reap what you sow.” The choices we make this very day will have a ripple effect on into the future. Some of us will actually make some positive changes and stick with them. Some of us will only dream. Some decisions we make or actions may only take a few minutes but may cause huge and detrimental effects for years to come. Scary to think … Continue reading .99 cents to a new life.
There was a famous study done with emotions and water crystals conducted by Dr. Masaru Emoto. He captured the images of water with certain words and music spoke or played over it. The water crystals would take on beautiful shapes with the lovely words and music. Hateful and angry words would produce ugly, misshapen water crystals. Many people have done similar experiments with rice, apples and such. The apple or rice spoke to with love would preserve itself for days and weeks. The apple or rice spoke over it with hate and anger would mold and rot immediately. This is why they say … Continue reading Becoming your own superhero.
I was watching Nick Jr. with my boys the other day and they have these commercials about the American Girl doll. It’s quite the following they have, these dolls. I am not much into all the crap advertised on the kiddie channels and it irritates me when they create these cultures, these ideologies surrounding a toy. With the American Girl Doll, they have created this philosophy of “girl friendship”. The commercial has a grown woman sitting with a little girl and asking her advice on how to handle an unruly gal pal or female coworker. The philosophy of the American … Continue reading How to have great girlfriends and be a great girlfriend.
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things (fix your minds on them). -Philippians 4:8 (Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer) Do you want a new life? Do you want new and changed conditions? Do you want happiness? Peace in your life? Perhaps you are trying to manifest … Continue reading Going within to create a new life.