Healthy Joyful Living eZine Newsletter
|With the constant news that the economy is still slow and that we should be upset, scared and worried, a couple of themes keep popping up over and over again....gratitude, and fear, or rather stepping out of fear and finding a new way of relating to your life and the world.
We have several articles below that we hope you'll find interesting.
Take just a moment out of each day and think, "What am I grateful for", Better yet, write it down. I hope you can get a full page. Hey, doesn't have to be big, at the moment I'm thinking I'm grateful for the fresh cool air blowing in my office window...I just talked to Virginia and it's 105 in Oregon today. Here in Wisconsin it's only about 75...lovely. My point is though, whatever is going on in your life, find the joy and say thanks, and the positive WILL continue to increase.
Virginia and AnnaMariah (formerly Carolyn)
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The Miraculous Fire
Is it Hype or Reality - Part III
If you've been reading our newsletters, you know I'm a proponent of taking some time out away from the blaring bad news hitting us in the face to do our own reality checks. I wrote on this subject in our April and March newsletters.
As I was working on a follow-up I found a blog by Jo Guerra that hit the mark perfectly. Jo had received an email from Tom LaRotanda of Core Matters that she felt was extremely relevant as do I. I couldn't have said it better myself, so I didn't - I'll let Jo and Tom speak for me.
Staying Positive InToday's Economy - An Inspirational Message
Reprinted by permission.
I received this inspirational email from Tom LaRotanda of Core Matters in Lakewood, Colorado. Although this is very different than my business blog, I know it is so relevant to what is going on today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. And perhaps I will share more inspirational stories.
"Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all"
- Helen Keller
I seem to have a problem. According to the news headlines I should be depressed, worried, terrified, and running for cover. Things are in dire straits we're being told. Yet as I sit sipping my morning coffee on this third day of 2009, I have never been filled with more optimism, hope, and excitement for the future. What is wrong with me? Why am I not hiding under my bedspread? As far as I know, Starbucks has not been found guilty of putting hallucinogenic drugs into their coffee!
It's not that I'm shielded from the consequences of what's happening in our economy. The events of the past few months combined with some decisions I've made in the past few years have totally wiped out my 401K retirement portfolio. I have no equity left in my home. My credit card debt is at an all-time high. This is the first time since my early twenties that I have no savings account to fall back on. If I don't generate enough money in the months to come my bills won't get paid. What I find ironic about the timing of my situation is that it's occurring when I've chosen to be a co-provider for two beautiful children. God has an amazing sense of humor and poetic justice, yes?!
My story isn't unique. I know many of you reading this have even more challenging stories than mine. So how can I be so bold to state that my excitement is at an all-time high? Have I finally lost my mind? The truth is... I am losing my ego-mind... and choosing to turn to a Higher Vision. This Higher Vision is reconnecting me to a passionate sense of adventure and purpose I haven't felt since my early twenties. The disappearance of my financial security has cleared the slate. It's a second chance at life. By finding a deeper meaning in this crisis I'm engaging a vibrantly fresh vision that is energizing me to recreate my life!
When "worldly" security evaporates we have two choices: 1) continue to idolize the ego's definition of security and live under the fearful vibration it creates or; 2) challenge that definition by stepping into the adventure of a spiritual being experiencing this physical realm.
My personal economic crisis has become the greatest opportunity ever gifted me. It's a wakeup call from my Higher Self to claim my divine inheritance as a human being - unlimited access to the enormous creative power and laws of the Universe. I'm not alone in this opportunity. It's my premise that we are all allies in the most perfect plan to ever unfold in the history of this world. Humanity is being called to awaken its highest potential by letting go of the false concepts of security.
Victor Frankel was a psychiatrist who was imprisoned in a German concentration camp from September 1942 until April 1945. His wife and parents were quickly killed in the camps. Yet under the harshest inhuman conditions ever experienced in modern times, he continued to assist fellow prisoners in any way he could and after the war chronicled his experience. He discovered that in even the most sordid conditions, human beings can find a meaning and reason to live and serve. My favorite quote of his is, "The one thing you can't take away from me is the way I chose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one's freedom is to choose one's attitude in any given circumstance."
If Victor Frankel's quote rings with truth, which I believe it does, surely you and I can find meaning in this current economic crisis and choose to thrive despite all the fear and anxiety surrounding us. We are losing our jobs and assets - Victor lost that and much more, including the lives of those he dearly loved and endured nearly three years of torture, starvation, and indignity at its worst. Let's get real and put this crisis in proper perspective. We can overcome anything with the power of our choices and attitude. This is true security and freedom.
My inspiration to you, this day, is to look inside you and discover your true security. Let no one or no thing take away that power. Make a choice to welcome this crisis as a golden opportunity. Then go out and inspire others by seizing this opportunity with optimism, courage, and confidence. This is how we will solve this crisis and all others to follow.
Tom LaRotonda, CEO of Core Matters, L.L.C. has over 25 years of international corporate senior level management experience delivering outstanding business solutions impacting profitability, productivity, quality and service. He is an innovative change agent, coach, facilitator, speaker, writer and trainer. Visit his website at www.corematters.com. Email him at Tom@CoreMatters.comor call him at 303.964.0969.
What is Fear? by Jim Murdoch
There is a collective energy of fear blanketing our planet. Fear can stop you in your tracks, or it can just slowly drain all the energy and life out of you. Part of our mission with the BioElectric Shield is to provide a product that helps you disconnect from this layer of fear, and to be emotionally more balanced. But along with that, we also need tools and ways of shifting our thoughts and emotions when we get locked into old patterns.
I connected with this article by Jim Murdock and am pleased to be able to share it with you.
AnnaMariah (formerly Carolyn)
What is fear?
By Jim Murdock
Printed by permission from Jim's Secret Thoughts -The Law of Attraction and their Affects on Results
What is fear? You know, when you face a situation and you don't know how it will end. Or you must face a person, perhaps for an interview, or someone you have recently offended, you have that unknowing feeling - how will they react? What is it that makes you not want to go somewhere, or do something, or say something, or even think something? What is that thing we call fear which makes us tremble?
Fear is nothing more than a memory. A memory is something that happened in the past. Fear is not what stops me jumping off a building, that's common sense. But fear will stop me achieving my goal because I am afraid of what might go wrong or what others might think. So Fear can also be fear of the future, which is probably based on past fears.
Fear is also the product of religiousness. I discovered, once I had distanced myself from it, that religion gains its adherence through fear: fear of hell, fear of sin, fear of punishment, fear of falling short, fear of breaking a rule, fear of God, fear of so much.
This latter fear disappears completely when the religiousness with its rules is removed. There may be memories, but they no longer induce present fear.
As for the fear from past experiences, this too can dissolve into mere memory by placing it in its proper perspective - past. It is a past event, it does not belong to my present, and certainly not to my future. In my studies of the mind and how thought controls what we do and experience, I have come to realize that I can determine my own outcome. Even if things go apparently wrong there is always a positive experience and lesson to be learned, which will make the next experience more enriching.
I do not agree that fear is a natural self-defense mechanism. Fear is an illness based on a lack of faith in the Divine. That Force, when recognized removes all fear. It is not a force to be feared, as taught in our religions, but a Force to be welcomed and lived out in our own lives.
The faith reminds me that the future holds whatever I desire. So if my view of the future is fearful, so be it. However, if my view of the future is something wonderful and desirable, then so be that also.
This gets into metaphysics and how the energy of thought influences the energies of life. Be it simply stated that fear, based on how one sees the past and the future, can be eliminated. It is a matter of changing one's perspective. Stand on a mountain top and the vast city below looks like an insect colony. The city hasn't shrunk, but my perspective of the city has changed.
It is the same with whatever we find fearful. Take a different viewpoint and the fear becomes an interesting lesson. Fear paralyzes, knowledge empowers. It is knowing what the thing is that has caused fear and knowing that I am a channel for Divine energy. How I channel that energy depends on my perspective, my attitude and my intentions.
When next you face fear, take a step back and look at the fear. What is it you are fearing, a past recollection, or a future fantasy? For that is all it is. So many worry about what has not happened. Why not instead put that energy into seeing a positive and desirable outcome? Fear is only a figment of your imagination. Use your imagination to dispel it and imagine a bright future for yourself.
The first weekend of the month is coming up, so it's a great time to hang your Shield in natural light either in a window, or preferably, outside. (More info) We usually just keep it on the cord or chain, and loop it over a lawn chair. This allows it to hang freely and absorb the energy from the sun.
IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE A SUNNY DAY for you to recharge your Shield. It's not the light that the shield needs; it's the energy vibration from the sun that recharges the crystals. However, bright sunlight does make it charge faster. So, if it's sunny, leave it out for 3 continuous hours; if cloudy, for 6 continuous hours. If you are hanging it in a window that blocks certain parts of the light spectrum, leave it for 8 hours.
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SHIELD OUT IN THE MOONLIGHT! The moon is reflected energy from the sun, thus it pulls energy away from your Shield. If you ever forget, hang your Shield out for twice as many hours as it was left in the moonlight. To insure it is functioning at 100%, you can send it in for recharging and repolishing. Our consultant examines each Shield that is sent in to make sure it has received a full charge from our crystal room.
Suggestion for worry-free recharging: Recharge your Shield during the New Moon (dark) phase. That way if you do forget and leave it out overnight, there's no harm done, as there is no moonlight shining on it to drain it.
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To give beyond reason. To care beyond hope. To love without limit. To reach, stretch, and dream in spite of your fears. These are the hallmarks of divinity - traits of the immortal - your badges of honor, and your ticket onward.
Do you use a cell phone or portable phone? What about a bluetooth? All these devices press right against your ear - which of course, happens to be a fraction of an inch away from your brain! We always recommend wearing a Shield to protect you from the bulk of the radiation from these devices, and other radiation. We ALSO suggest that you add specfic protection on the device itself. You just can't be too well protected and you just can't be too careful when it comes to radiation!
There are 2 WaveShields - one for portable phones or larger iPhones or Blackberries and one for either a bluetooth or regualr sized cellphones. Starting at only $19.95, they are an cheap investment in your future. They are not a substitute for the powerful protection a Shield provides, but they are a great addition to that protection. Link to WaveShields and additional EMF Protection
ADHD - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
In my career working as a peditric Occupational Therapist, this population was one that I treated on a regular basis. If only I had known about the focusing matrix now available in our BioElectric Shields. When I spoke to our energy consultant about this population, she told me that when you look at someone with ADD/ADHD, their energy field diffuses out from the body to a distance of about 30 feet. In the rest of us, our energy fields project out onlyi 3-5' from our physical body. This enables us to focus on our whatever we are doing quite easily.
What does the enegy field of an ADHD person like like?
What can a focusing Shield do?
Does it work?
Is it a magic-bullet?
What will it feel like?
To order an ADD Shield Choose Shield of your choice, then under matrix choose ADD Focusing.
Have a joyful, abundant and positive month
Virginia and AnnaMariah (formerly Carolyn)
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