Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Seed Money: So money does grow on trees

Yeah, maybe a bit of a cheesy title, but you're reading this article aren't you?

I've come across articles relating to the idea of Seed Money a couple of times and never really read the articles. Then I decided I had some time and read the following article.

Since the concept relates to the Law of Attraction, I thought I'd link the article here:

Holistic Network Exchange

Have a prosperous day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Don't Quit

This little bit of prose came to me in an email from Bob Proctor "Insight of the Day" daily email inspiring thoughts. You can sign-up here:
Insight of the Day

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Back to Basics: Gratitude

I'm big on gratitude. Anyone who has been reading Law of Attraction for Beginners for sometime know I'm big on gratitude.

I mean more than the obigatory "Thank you" that our parents taught us to say when we received something. (And what we teach our children to say.) I'm refering to the deep felt, totally WOW feeling we get when we recieve a great boon to our lives, a great experience, so much fun and joy that we ooze appreciation.

When I do something for someone and I get what sounds like a obigatory "thank you" I do not really sense there appreciation of what I've done. When I get many of these obiligatory "thank yous" without the genuine feeling behind it, I'm less inclind to do something again for this person. How about you?

When I do something for someone and I get what sounds and feels like they really appreciate what I've done, I get tickled and experience a good feeling and I'm encouraged to do for them again and again and again.

Now I'm not saying that the Universe sits back listening to how we express our gratitude, but it does respond to our vibrations and if our vibrations are genuinely strong, we resonate more of the emotion and attract a stronger response.

Additionally, I get HIGH from genuinely expressing genuine gratitude. This feeling, for me, seems to last a long time.

I think I'm blessed to live in San Diego. I can walk outside any day and I'm thrilled to be here. Even when it is cold, windy and raining, I genuinely love the weather. Why? Because it IS a wonderful expereince to be alive and enjoy this physical world.

I write, by hand, in a Gratitude Journal. This 10 or so minutes gives me time to relive that wonderful experiences that happened to be today. I get to feel gratitude once again. And since Gratitude is one of the highest vibrational enmotions, whoopie, I'm riding high on the emotional guidence scale again.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Back to Basics: Emotions

Our emotions are our vibrations. What we vibrate is what we attract. What we attract is what we see and experience in our world. What we see and experience help create our emotions. Neat little cycle. We can also make changes in this cycle by 1) changing our emotions, how we feel or 2) visualize (see) something different and feel that emotion.

Abraham has provided us with a list of emotions. The closer we are to the top of the list, the higher vibrations we are experiencing and therefore the beter we feel, the better life we are attracting.

The Emotional Guidance Scale:

1. Joy/Knowledge/Empowerment/Freedom/Love/Appreciation
2. Passion
3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
5. Optimism
6. Hopefulness
7. Contentment
8. Boredom
9. Pessimism
10. Frustration/Impatience/Irritation
11. “Overwhelment”
12. Disappointment
13. Doubt
14. Worry
15. Blame
16. Discouragement
17. Anger
18. Revenge
19. Hatred/Rage
20. Jealousy
21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

Now think about this list for a moment. It should seem pretty obvious that the emotions further down the list are ones that when experienced, take away our personal power, we feel less in control of our lives. The higher emotions on the list help us feel more empowered.

Endeavor to fell the emotions higher on the list. "Don't Worry, Be Happy"


5 cliches to use to make the best of a situation:

Rome wasn't built in a day

have the last laugh

he's on a roll

winning is contagious

this too, shall pass

at least it was a very interesting experience

the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

You made your bed, now sleep in it.

if it doesn't kill me, it makes me stronger

Every cloud has a silver linning

making a bad decision is better then making no decision at all

Don't count your eggs before they've hatched

An apple a day helps keeps the doctor away.

to all intents and purposes

finders keepers losers weepers

stream of consciousness

the best of all possible worlds

get a kick (out of something)

ships that pass in the night

a thing of beauty is a joy forever

you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink

at this point in time

a charmed life

whatever floats your boat

familiarity breeds contempt

at least it was a very interesting experience

the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

you make your own breaks

Let your conscience be your guide

pillar of the establishment

hear no evil

old habits die hard

waste not want not

child of nature

get a hold of yourself

put the hammer down

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

not to mince matters

lady luck was smiling on me

stick your neck out

needle in a haystack

a whale of a good time

clear the air

faint heart never won fair maiden

Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are

start from scratch

should have stayed in bed

don't worry be happy

don't put all your eggs in one basket

don't count your chickens before they hatch

Better to have and not need than to need and not have

never look a gift horse in the mouth

the best thing since sliced bread

have a tiger by the tail

The play's the thing

Look before you leap.

as luck would have it

stick your neck out

bide your time

act the fool

winners never quit and quitters never win

The Magic of Games

Games are a big part of my life. I've enjoyed playing lots of games; card, board, computer and role playing. I learned many games from my parents and friends.

I started a game club on campus while attending Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA. The OCC Game Club was one of the most active, involved and recognized clubs on campus. Our club did funsraisers and the proceeds were used to buy educational games for the children's center on campus. Games are a big part of my life.

Some say life is like a box of chocolates, I say it's like a game. Once you know the rules, it's easy to play. Some players understand how to play quickly, some take longer and some players don't even take a look at the rule booklet. In the game of LIFE everyone can win. Unlike Monopoly, Clue, Sorry, etc. there is only winners in this game of LIFE...unless you declare yourself a looser.

The rules of this game are simple: Think, Be and Do.

Players: One Gamemaster and unlimited number of additional players.

Gamemaster: There is one overall ruling Gamemaster. The role of the Gamemaster is to oversee that the Supreme Rules are followed.

Playing pieces: One game world for all to play in. Each player gets one body, one mind, one spirit. (Note: everyone's spirit is related to everyone else's spirit.)

Rules: Think of what you want. Be in the now. Enjoy.

Strategy: Players can think about anything they want to be, have or do and they will be, get or do it. Whatever you put your attention to, energy in and focus on, you will get. Be aware of the Gamemaster, it knows what you are thinking and feeling and will give you what you want.

Watch out for the EGO. This component of your playing piece can sometimes get in the way and cause setbacks, defines and sets limitations and otherwise make the game less enjoyable than it should be.

The game is most enjoyed when shared with others, so include as many people as you can. Make more friends, smile more and have a great time.

Have fun and pass the dice.