"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."...



--Ralph Waldo Emerson
silence

~*~ Topic of the Week ~*~

Building a new home provides such an amazing opportunity for personal
growth (says the undying optimist :). As Michael and I enter the finish
carpentry stage, it's become clear that, once again, our move-in date will
need to be pushed back a bit because of product availability. At this
point, I can honestly say that I'm getting used to the lesson in patience.
The bigger lesson however, has to do with something even harder --
learning to let go of those things we have no control over.

I'm sure you have something happening (or not happening) in your life
right now that you'd like to control -- your teenager's summer plans, a
job search process, whether or not you land that new client, or the
outcome of a relationship, for example. We can drive ourselves crazy in
the "wait and see" stage if we lack the necessary skills to let go once
we've done all we can. When we attempt to control an uncontrollable
situation we not only waste precious energy, we clog up our mental
bandwidth with junk -- worry, assumptions, fearful thoughts, etc.
Oftentimes we even waste valuable creative power by having imaginary
debates with the people involved before we even know the outcome!

How do you know when you need to let go of your controlling behavior?
When you are:

~*~ Chronically complaining about something that can't be changed.
~*~ Getting angry at others who are simply doing the best they can.
~*~ Obsessively worrying about the outcome of a situation.
~*~ Stuck in a victim position firmly believing that your well-being is in
the hands of someone else.

The cost of trying to control the things you can't change is steep.
There's the missed sleep, the lack of presence in our most valued
relationships, the inertia that comes from feeling stuck, or the
exhaustion you feel from the constant stress of being on edge. There are
opportunity costs as well. Filling our minds with worry takes up space
for far more valuable planning -- setting goals, holding a positive
intention, or visualizing our highest and best future.

So, this week, stop and ask yourself the following question:

"Where am I investing my precious mental energy in those things that I
have no control over?"

Then, once you have an example, try one or more of these three ideas:

1. Use the old elastic band trick. Put an elastic band around your wrist
and each time you find yourself obsessively thinking about the event,
gently snap the band to remind yourself to stop. Before you know it, the
association with pain will shift your thinking and you'll stop worrying
about the situation.

2. Put the worry away. Take out a small piece of paper and write down a
brief description of the situation. Include any fears, concerns, worries,
etc., and then fold the paper into a tiny square. Next, either burn it,
put it in God Jar to be handled by a higher power, or bury it in your
backyard. When you find yourself thinking about it again, simply redirect
your thoughts to something positive -- an action you can take toward an
important goal, a favorite quote, or the next tip . . .

3. Use the Serenity Prayer. One of the best ways I know to stop the
obsessive practice of trying to control something you can't change is to
use the power of the Serenity Prayer: "God, grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and
wisdom to know the difference."

I keep this prayer in a document on my computer and when I find myself
overly focused on an uncertain outcome, I print it out in big letters and
hang it in a place where I'll see it everyday. Each time I repeat the
prayer, I imagine myself getting out of the way so Grace can works its
magic in my life. It may just be time for you to get out of the way, too!

At a time on the planet when life feels more chaotic and uncertain than
ever, we all get caught up in the illusion that we can control our world.
Release the grip that control has on you by putting your attention toward
those things you can change -- your thoughts and attitude.


~ Take Action Challenge ~*~

Cut and paste the Serenity Prayer into a file on your computer and label
it "Mental Freedom." Then, print it out in at least 24 point font and
repeat it several times a day. Before you know it, you'll free up your
mental bandwidth for far greater things . . . .

Cheryl Richardson

 http://www.cherylrichardson.com.

Exercising your Manifesting Muscles

rosepetals

Are you a manifesting coach potato?  While you may already be manifesting some of the things you want, there is another level of manifesting you could experience if only you just started training your manifesting muscles.  Your manifesting muscles will get weak when you do not exercise them regularly.  Some indications that you may be suffering from flabby degenerating manifesting muscles are vague intentions, feeling stuck in the same situations, incessant laziness, feeling like you’re wasting time, and just not manifesting a truly enjoyable life that you love.  It's spring now and time to turn off the T.V, get off that cozy coach, and start having more FUN! 

The secret to strengthening your manifesting muscles is to work them out on a daily basis.  In fact, just like exercising at the gym, it is important to create a daily manifesting workout routine.  What does this look like?  One of the first steps in starting your manifesting workout is starting your day with a BIG YES!  Wake and begin focusing your attention on the energy of "yes" instead of "no".  If you’re getting up thinking about what you don't want to do, who you don’t want to be with, instead of what/who you do want… then your manifesting muscles are getting weaker and flabbier!

The very instant you wake up, start by saying “YES” to who you are, where you are in your life today, the people in your life, to your past exactly as it is, and to any future experiences you want to create!!  Feeling excited about your life exactly as it is right now, is what this YES is all about.  If you can, start saying YES out loud!  It is a super positive, life empowering energy that will sink into your subconscious and echo throughout your day.  It is the word that every powerful and magical manifesting being uses, and is the one vibration that cannot be repeated too much.
 
As you speak or think “YES”, let your mind also focus on that which you have trouble saying “YES” to in your life.  Perhaps it’s your current financial situation, an event buried in your past, something in your future, your body, a family member, an enemy who was once a friend, a lover, anything and everything you have ANY resistance to!  Whatever we resist persists, and saying YES to existence exactly the way it is will empower you to transcend the small items holding you back energetically and create a new relationship with them.  Saying YES is a way to let go of your current attachment to the way you think your life “should” be, and become totally free to attract what you truly want!   The more you practice saying "yes" to life, the more you strengthen you ability to attract what you want and desire. 

In our 90 day manifesting program, we outline all 8 daily habits that will make your manifesting muscles look like Arnold Schwarzenegger.   Go to www.ManifestingVibration.com to download our FREE chapter of the Manifesting Manual and start in on the 90 Day Manifesting Program!   Soon you’ll strengthen your manifesting muscles enough to become an unstoppable Manifesting Magnet! Enjoy! 
 
Big Blessings to you,
Margot & Jafree
www.EnlightenedBeings.com




Make this a yummy day!



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Today is an opportunity for clarity.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
"Today is an opportunity" is printed on the inside flap of
the book on which these affirmations are based. When we
consider that every day is an opportunity, we are right! We
find what we seek. We feel Clarity in every cell of our
being as we bring this month to a close.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
This is the last day of April; this is the last day for
exploring clarity as a theme until next year. But, as with
all the monthly themes, you will find that clarity is an
important energy to tap into on a regular basis. As you
reflect on your experiences this month, consider how you
have changed. Many of you send email messages to tell me
how these affirmations are supporting you in changing your
consciousness. When you notice your own evolution, you
evolve even more.

ABOUT OUR NEXT THEME
The flavor of the affirmations changes most dramatically
from the last day of one month to the first day of a new
month. The theme for the new month is "Trust" -- one of my
favorite concepts. Please identify an over-arching
intention, in which or after which you may choose to define
trust.

ABOUT FORWARDING THE DAILYAFFIRM MESSAGE
If you choose to forward the DailyAffirm message to others,
please include a message of your own to the recipient. You
may also want to eliminate the "easy unsubscribe"
instructions at the bottom while retaining the subscribe and
information email addresses.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

BEING SUCCESSFUL IS A CHOICE YOU MAKE




Success or failure?
It's always your choice.
You alone have the responsibility to shape your life.

Once you understand this,
nothing and no one can deny you success.
There's really no one to stop you but yourself.

More powerful than all the success slogans ever written
is the realization that everyone has but one boss.
That boss is you.

Your life will always be to a large extent what you make of it.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but you.

You can be successful if you want to be successful.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

What life is and is not about.



Life isn't about keeping score. It's not about how many friends you have.
Or how accepted you are. Not about if you have plans this weekend or if
you're alone.

It isn't about who you're dating, who you used to date, how many people
you've dated, or if you haven't been with anyone at all. It isn't about
who you have kissed, it's not about sex.

It isn't about who your family is or how much money they have. Or what
kind of car you drive. Or where you are sent to school. It's not about
how beautiful or ugly you are. Or what clothes you wear, what shoes you
have on, Or what kind of music you listen to.

It's not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown. Or if your
skin is too light or too dark. Not about what grades you get, how smart
you are, how smart everybody else thinks you are, or how smart
standardized tests say you are. It's not about what clubs you're in or
how good you are at "your" sport. It's not about repres enting your whole
being on a piece of paper and seeing who will "accept the written you."

LIFE JUST ISN'T.

But, life is about whom you love and whom you hurt.

It's about whom you make happy or unhappy purposefully. It's about
keeping or betraying trust.

It's about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon. It's about what
you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening. About starting rumors
and contributing to petty gossip.

It's about what judgments you pass and why. And who your judgments are
spread to. It's about whom you've ignored with full control and
intention. It's about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge. It's about
carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow, and spreading it.

But most of all, it's about using your life to touch or poison other
people's hearts in such a way that could have never occurred alone.

Only you choose the way those hearts are affected, and those choice s are
what life's all about.


Author unknown


We Reap What We Sow



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"My competitive spirit didn't stop because I became
physically disabled. I never said, "Why me?" After my car
accident, I still said, "Now, what's my purpose?"
-Joseph Russell (Paralympian, Powerlifting)

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Isn't it time I stopped feeling sorry for myself & got
going?"

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Today's Fast Session
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Many people don't realize how close athletics are to
"real" life. A lot of people forget that a sport isn't
just playing the game once or twice a week. The
preparation before the performance is where the paycheck
and/or glory are earned.

You too, won't get where you're going in life, whether
it's losing the weight, stopping your most insidious habit
or improving your financial health by waiting for the
performance...

Every day is the practice. Every minute.

I used to be one of the people who blamed everyone else
for my problems. I ALWAYS asked, "Why me?"

I had this dream of a dream life where I told everyone
what to do and they did it. I wanted to play at the beach
every day. I wanted to be friends with famous people. I
wanted everyone to like me, but I didn't want to do
anything for anyone. I wanted to be a starter on my school
teams, but I didn't want to practice hard. I wanted to be
rich, but didn't want to work hard, learn or take orders.

I am not making this up for effect... that's who I was to
the core.

By the time I hit my mid-twenties, I was broke in every
sense. But I've come to learn that there are no accidents
in life. Everything has a purpose, even tragedy. Every
experience tests us to see what we'll do with it.

My life and millions of other people's lives didn't get
better until we realized that every benefit demands a
payment... Just like a store that requires money for their
goods, life demands that you put in effort and sacrifice
for its rewards. There are no overnight success stories.

The good news is that usually, the sacrifice is only
inside your own head. And this sacrifice doesn't take away
FROM you. It actually adds TO you...

...Life gives you back exactly what you put out.

If you think a pill is going to take your depression and
anxiety away, you're still hiding from the truth...

...The truth that few people care about the pain of others
when it's self-inflicted. The attention you're getting is
only pity. Not empathy.

When people like Joseph Russell take all the bad breaks
they've been given and ignore them and continue on to find
and live a life of purpose, you've got to ask yourself, "Am
I not understanding ANY of what life's about?"

There are no victims here...

We're all only players. We all have a role. So let's
find our roles and start joining the teams we'd like to be
on.

Life is about learning...

Think about the average six-year-old. They know next to
nothing. It's their role to learn how to communicate, to
share, to read directions, to listen, to learn how to get a
15-minute job done in 15 minutes.

That never changes. After we leave our coaches and
teachers and move away from Mom and Dad, why do we stop
learning about the basics of life? School is not out.
It's never out.

If you haven't already, let's make right now the minute
that you decide to learn what it takes to right your ship.
Get it into your head that things aren't going to get
better until you start smiling, and realize that every
single problem you have doesn't start with how you're
talked to, what someone else did to you, where you live,
where you work, who you're married to...

A problem begins when you see a situation and react
improperly to it. The problem usually isn't the situation.
The problem is your reaction TO the situation.

Shakespeare said, "Nothing is either good or bad, but
thinking makes it so."

So if it's all an illusion, why not choose a happy illusion?

Now.

So smile, and focus on what benefits you'll get today if
you bring enthusiasm and honest effort to the situations
you'll encounter.

I know that's a hard reality. But the longer it takes you
to face it, the longer your life will be less than you'd
prefer.

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I take complete responsibility for my responses to
situations
-- I respond positively to all situations, no matter what
-- Whatever happens to me, I live and renew my purpose in
harmony
-- I am bigger than anything that can happen to me
-- I am willing to keep learning about life and what it
takes to make it work




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"Be Aware Of Your Thinking"



"There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one."

-- Ralph Marston

Most of our self-talk comes unconsciously from our subconscious. Yet every thought that exists in our subconscious got there through a conscious decision to accept that thought.

We need to become conscious of our self-talk so we can at will choose to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. We have the power to choose an identity we love, but we need to do the work. The process of changing our subconscious beliefs requires awareness, diligence, consistency and repetition.

"Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace."

-- William James

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Angel

Amor

He drew a circle that
shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing
to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that
took him in!

IF YOU WANT IT, YOU CAN HAVE IT



If you're willing to pay the price,
any of your circumstances will change.
If you want something badly enough,
you're sure to get it.
The key to success is desire.

Obstacles don't matter very much.
Pain, circumstances or other challenges can be there.
But if you want to do something bad enough,
you'll find a way to get it done.

Your desire will in time externalize itself into concrete fact.
Your reality will form around your commitment to succeed.

You only have to love a thing greatly to get it.
Desire is the fire of life.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Make a Difference



Once upon a time there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do
his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his
work.

One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he
saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of
someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch
up.

As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn't
dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up
something and very gently throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer he called out,"Good morning! What are you doing?" The
young man paused, looked up and replied,

"Throwing starfish in the ocean."

"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish in the
ocean?"

"The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in
they'll die."

"But, young man, don't you realize that there are miles and miles of
beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!"

The young man listed politely. Then bent down, picked another starfish
and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said,

"It made a difference for that one."

Author unknown


"The Path To Wholeness"



We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, "What have I done wrong?" when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

"When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose."

-- Andrew Schneider

-- Gandhi

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?!



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Concentrate on finding your goal,
then concentrate on reaching it."
-Col. Michael Friedsam

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What would I like to be and do, more than anything else?"

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Today's Fast Session
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The only way you are ever going to get what you want in
life is if you KNOW what you want.

What do you want?

To be treated with kindness? To make a mil lion? To get
the girl or guy? To get rid of some awful habit that has
complete control over you? To live at a normal weight?

How badly do you want it?

A movie about the early life of Homer Hickam is now on
video. It's called 'October Sky.' As a teenager in 1957,
he saw Sputnik, the Soviet satellite streaking across the
sky, and from that day forward, he wanted to make rockets.

He learned that if he won a regional science fair, he
could get a college scholarship and avoid working in the
coal mine, where most everyone else in town worked.

First he had the stick, the pain of working in the mine.
Then he found his carrot, working at NASA.

So he had an advantage that most other kids in the country
didn't have... a very emotional reason WHY he had to
succeed.

Homer and his 3 friends "The Rocket Boys," won not just
the regional, but the NATIONAL Science Fair. Homer got his
college scholarship and now trains astronauts for NASA.

This is the 2nd of Stephen Covey's '7 Habits of Highly
Effective People.' - Starting with the end in mind.

Unless you know what you want, you can't achieve it.

"I want to stop falling apart at the thought of (taking
some specific action)." "I want to stop smoking or
overeating." "I want to get a promotion and a raise."

No matter what your ambition, the "end" you have in mind
is also lined with markers along the way. They let you
know if you're getting closer.

One big reason why 19 out of 20 people fail to reach ANY
goal they set is that even if they are specific about what
they want, the first time they mess up, they often say, "I
knew I couldn't do it. I don't know why I even try."

And that is that. Bye-bye, goal. Hello self-image of a
loser.

Your dreams aren't just going to be handed to you...

It takes many little actions to get there. Take it one
hour at time. Make your goal not to give up for just one
hour.

Big goal: To ear n $40,000 a year. (Or plug your own
number in.)

Intermediate goal: Buy and read a book on selling big
ticket items, or building a down line, or sewing, or
whatever the next logical step is on the way to your goal.

Make your goal reading (or other action) for an hour
today...

Do the same tomorrow.

Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) told me that
only 1 out of 7 people in the U.S. EVER goes into a book
store and buys a book, IN THEIR ENTIRE LIVES!

That means that 6 out of 7 refuse to learn what they need
to know to get what they want.

Take the next step today...

Give yourself hourly goals in the context of your larger
dream. I think... no, I know that you'll start to get
excited when you achieve your one hour goal today.

Then go out and achieve it again tomorrow.

Remember, when you mess up, and you will occasionally,
it's no big deal. You didn't fail. You just delayed the
attainment of the big goal. Just get up, dust yourself off
and set a goal for the next hour.

Then pat yourself on the back when you achieve it.

I'm over here, cheering for you now. Woooooooo!!!

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I set hourly goals and I achieve them easily
-- I have dozens of written emotional reasons why I must
achieve my goal and I read them daily
-- I've dissolved all reluctance to writing down my goals
-- I'm passionate about my goals
-- When I set a goal, I'll move heaven and earth to reach it




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Make this an affirming day!



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Yes to Clarity!

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Yes to Clarity! Yes to Life! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! "Yes" is one of the shortest,
clearest affirmations we can say to create our heart's
desire.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Keep it simple. Say "yes" to those things you want to
integrate into your life. Say yes to what you want. It is
VERY simple. And, yes, sometimes this is challenging, even
difficult. Sometimes it takes longer than you think
possible or appropriate or convenient. This approach is not
simplistic nor disrespectful; this approach is not simple-
minded nor boring. But it IS simple. Say yes to clarity.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Say Goodbye to Struggle"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ending-struggle.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html

ABOUT THE BOOK OF THE MONTH RECOMMENDATION
This month's recommended book speaks eloquently to the
importance of living in the present moment. Greater and
greater clarity comes into our lives when we practice
awareness of the now. The constant now is a clear
consciousness from which we can create magnificence. I
recommend "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual
Enlightenment" by Eckhart Tolle. Please read my book
comments at
http://www.mhmail.com/bookstore/jfavann2.html#Tolle

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Sonnet XVII.

Who will believe my verse in time to come, If it were fill'd with your most high deserts? Though yet, heaven knows, it is but as a tomb Which hides your life and shows not half your parts. If I could write the beauty of your eyes And in fresh numbers number all your graces, The age to come would say 'This poet lies: Such heavenly touches ne'er touch'd earthly faces.' So should my papers yellow'd with their age Be scorn'd like old men of less truth than tongue, And your true rights be term'd a poet's rage And stretched metre of an antique song: But were some child of yours alive that time, You should live twice; in it and in my rhyme.

YOU ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR PROBLEMS




Your obstacles will always look large or small to you
according to whether you are large or small.

Understanding this will give you the courage
necessary to overcome your problems.
Courage gives you the capacity
to confront what can be imagined.
It gives you the ability to rise above reality.

Face your difficulties directly and you'll always win.
You are bigger than your problems.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Good Luck Tantra Totem



1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Memorise your favourite poem.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want,

4. When you say 'I love you', mean it.

5. When you say 'I'm sorry', look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged for at least 6 months before you get married.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyones dreams.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way
to live life completely.

10. In disagreements fight fairly, no name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and
ask, "Why do you want to know?"

14. Remember that great love and great acheivements involve great risk.

15. Call your mum.

16. Say 'bless you ' when you hear someone sneeze.

17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others;
Responsibilities for all your actions.

19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

20. When you realise you've made a mistake take immediate steps to
correct it.

21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your
voice.

22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their
conversational skills will be as important as any other.

23. Spend some time alone.

24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

26. Read more books and watch less TV.

27. Live a good honourable life. The when you get older and think back,
you'll get to enjoy it a second time.

28. Trust in god but lock your car.

29. A loving atmosphere i n your home is so important. Do all you can to
create a tranquil harmonious home.

30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation.
Don't bring up the past.

31. Read between the lines.

32. Share your knowledge, it's a way to acheive immortality.

33. Be gentle with the earth.

34. Pray. There's immeasureable power in it.

35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

36. Mind your own business.

37. Don't trust a man or woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you
kiss.

38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others whilst you
are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.

40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of
luck.

41. Learn the rules then break some.

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"Purpose Brings Joy"



"Our purpose is hidden in our joy, our inspiration, our excitement. As we act on what shows up in our life our purpose shows up."

-- James King

For many of us, our joy is truly activated when we get a bigger picture of who we are and why we are here.

Most of us need to enlarge our self-concept. We may see ourselves as a bag of bones but, in truth, we are eternal, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional spiritual beings having a human experience. It’s time to think of ourselves as much larger and grander than just a physical and emotional being confined in a body.

"There is no more important step you can take than to define your life's purpose. It develops your sense of belonging to our universe."

-- Arnold Patent

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How Can You Leave Your Mark In The World?



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Today's Empowering Quote
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(Crying) "I need to try to be successful in business so I
can take care of 700 families. I put my home phone number
on our web site & I have women calling saying they don't
know how they'll pay the mortgage. They don't know what
they're going to do. I think the remaining staff is
pulling together with the view that we want to make things
happen for them. We need to find a way to take care of
them. And I think it's going to be a different kind of
drive than I've ever had before. It's not about my family.
I can kiss my kids tonight. But other people don't get to
kiss their kids tonight. And I just have to help them...
There's only one reason to be in business, and that's to
help 700 families."
-Howard Lutkin (CEO-Cantor Fitzgerald, NYC)

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What is my mission and purpose in life? Why am I here?"

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Today's Fast Session
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So many people go through their lives without discovering
it. Most don't really look for it. I'm talking about
purpose.

Now don't get me wrong. I don't have any idea what "the"
meaning of life is. But each of us has been given the
unbelievable gift of being able to define our own...
individually.

Howard Lutkin, whose 1,000 employee company was decimated
by the attack on the World Trade Center, lived with true
purpose before the attacks. He created a company where
around 50 trillion dollars a year flowed through. Yes, I
said trillion. The wives of a few employees called him to
say that, if their husbands had to die, they're glad it was
while they worked for him, because they loved going to work
every day. And they loved working for him.

As he said in today's quote, he now has a different kind
of drive. He loves his people. They're like his family.
And he feels a strong responsibility towards the families
of his fallen employees.

Like the fictional character George Bailey in the movie,
"It's a Wonderful Life," Howard Lutkin inspires me to keep
even more firmly in my sight my purpose and mission in this
life.

And I share his tragic loss with you so that you can get a
sense of what it's like to live for something much bigger
than yourself. Unfortunately for Howard, he may never get
over the feeling of responsibility he voiced over those
tragic deaths.

But for you, before you take on a mission that is solely
guilt ridden, do what you have to do (and I'll try to help)
to find your purpose. Find something to spend your days or
nights doing that will make a difference to someone.
Something you love to do.

You don't have to run a multi-national company. You don't
need to be the boss. If you're a teacher, for example,
learn everything you can about teaching so that kids learn.
Find the passion again. Whatever your profession is, look
for reasons to excel. Stop hiding. Take risks.

Make some dust in the world. Let other people know you've
been there. Stop worrying about what others think.
Instead, make them want to join you. Take a break from the
daily TV routine. Make some news yourself. Help someone...
even if it's only with their homework. And do it
regularly.

Missions aren't usually accomplished in a couple hours a
month.

Isn't the one shot you've got on this earth worth a little
more effort than the minimum required?

I'm hoping you'll say yes.

I get emails from all over the world with stories about
how the anxiety and depression people have suffered with
for years were reduced and literally evaporated when their
lives took on a greater meaning to them... when their focus
changed from their own problems (or perceived problems) to
something bigger than themselves.

When their whole focus shifted from the inside to the
outside, everything changed... everything.

Look inside. Pay attention to your every thought.

If you notice yourself thinking the Why me - Why them -
This will never work - I hate ____ type thoughts all the
time, then you're problem focused. If so, I'll bet you any
amount of money that you experience a great deal of anxiety
and fear in your everyday life.

Our world is far from being perfect. Hoping for it to be
is completely fruitless and a waste of time.

We can only accept what is and do our best to live in it
and, with the right amount of passion and drive, to help
make a positive difference to others.

Right now, the world needs a lot more people working to
make it more fun, safer, friendlier, more productive,
cleaner, and more educated. Oh, yeah. I almost forgot...

We need a lot more love. Love makes all these things easy.

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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I can make a positive difference in the world and I am
-- Every little bit helps and I'm willing to give my
little bit
-- I'm focusing on the solutions to problems
-- I've replaced helplessness with asking, "What can I do?"




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Why Me?

"We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count."

-Neil Maxwell

Yesterday morning, my family and I got up at 5:30am in Mexico to begin our journey home from the Holistic Coaching Made Fun retreat. Eight hours of packing, driving, flying, and standing in line later, we arrived at the airport in Los Angeles physically intact but emotionally a bit worse for wear.

It was at this point, standing in yet another line with a screaming toddler in my arms, that my six year old daughter Clara decided she absolutely had to have a look at her passport picture. This was a seemingly innocuous request, but in fact would have involved my unhooking several bags from my shoulders and letting loose the toddler who, screaming aside, had already demonstrated her intention to leave no 'Do Not Enter' sign undisturbed in her exploration of the world of airport immigration.

Now, it would have been the easiest thing in the world to have thought 'why me?' when Clara was nipping at my ankles and the people around me in line were silently nominating me for a 'person I'd most like to not sit next to on an airplane' award. (Actually, many of the people around me may have been asking themselves just that.)

But after responding to Clara's continual requests like a six year old adult, (I believe the words "I'm not going to do it and you can't make me!" may have passed my lips :-), I took a deep breath, recognized that my reaction was more a function of my emotional state than her behavior, and I apologized for being mean to her.

"Mean?" she asked, incredulously. "You weren't mean to me. You're my daddy. Daddies can't be mean."

It was at this point that the question 'why me?' popped into my head. Why me? Why do I get to be loved so unconditionally by someone who is all too frequently in the line of fire when I lose my cool? How is it possible that her love and trust are still firmly intact after six years of sporadically positive parenting?

As I thought about some possible answers to those questions, the following story came to mind:

One day, a human went to heaven, in the way that humans often do. On arrival, the human was greeted by a host of angels and given a tour of all of heaven's wonders. Over the course of the tour, the human noticed that there was one room the angels quickly glided past each time they approached.

"What's in that room?" the human asked.

The angels looked at each other as if they'd been dreading the question. Finally, one of them stepped forward and said kindly, "We're not allowed to keep you out, but please believe us - you don't want to go in there."

The human's mind raced at the thought of what might be contained in that room. What could be so horrible that the angels of heaven would want to hide it away? The human knew that one should probably take angels at their word, but found it very hard to resist temptation. "After all", the human thought. "I'm only human."

Slowly walking towards the room, the human was filled with dread and wonder at what horrors might be about to be revealed. But in fact, the room was filled with the most wonderful things imaginable - a beautiful home, nice cars, great wisdom, a happy family, loving friends, and riches beyond measure.

Eyes wide, the human turned back to the angels. "But why didn't you want me to come in here? This room is filled with the most amazing things I've ever seen!"

The angels looked at each other sadly, then back at the human.

"These are all the blessings God wanted you to have while you were on earth, but you never believed you were worthy."

There is a notion in Jewish mysticism that the nature of the universe is not one of reward and punishment but rather one of receiving or rejecting God's blessings. When we connect with our sense of value in the world and connection to others and to life, we become like God - we share naturally and receive continually. When we cut off from our awareness of being of value and a part of all things, we become distinctly human. We retreat into ourselves and experience a world of pain, loss and suffering.

Maybe when good things happen to me, it's not so much a reward for good behavior as it is a case of an abundant universe sharing freely with one of its citizens. Maybe the reason I have a daughter who loves me unconditionally is to make it easier for me to be a really great father to her. And if you find yourself to be happy, or beautiful, or successful, or talented, or wealthy, maybe it's so you will be able to share your happiness, beauty, talent, and wealth with the world.

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Today's Experiment:
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1. Imagine if there was a storeroom of blessings waiting for you to accept delivery. What would be in that room?

2. Take a few moments now to accept your inherent worth. Remember the story of the crumpled $100 bill - no matter how much it's been through or how beat up it looks, its value remains undiminished.

3. Finally, connect to both your humanity and your holiness - share something you have with someone who doesn't and open yourself more fully to receive.

Have fun, learn heaps, and the next time you experience your life as filled with love, abundance, joy, and wonder, don't forget to ask 'why me?'


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'An Understanding Heart...

...is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.'

-Carl Jung

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The Eight Styles of Contribution



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Contribution (n)
1: any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor
2: a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
3: act of giving in common with others for a common purpose
4: an amount of money contributed

Let's say that you've decided you want to make a difference in the world. Perhaps you want to express your gratitude for all that you've got by giving back to your community or to the world at large. Perhaps you just want to know for yourself that you have something to offer, and that your life can be of service to Life, or God, or humanity, or the greater good.

But given that there are so many ways to contribute, and so many seemingly good causes and worthy places to give of your time, your money, and yourself, how do you decide where, when, and how to make your contribution?

When exploring these questions for myself, I came across the work of the 12th century Jewish scholar Maimonedes, who identified what he called 'the 8 levels of charity'. While he initially presented them as a hierarchy, for me it's important to remember that at whatever level you are making your contribution to the world, it's still a contribution!

With that in mind, here is my adaptation of those eight levels - eight 'styles of contribution' to make a difference in your world.

1. The Grudging Gift
We are taught from such an early age that it is better to give than to receive that most of us have great difficulty receiving gifts at any time other than 'official gift giving days' like birthdays and Christmas. Another result of this emphasis on seeing generosity as an obligation rather than a joyous opportunity is to turn us into 'grudging givers' - making supposedly charitable contributions with the miserly attitude of an Ebeneezer Scrooge.

In fact, the root of the word charity can be translated as 'affection for a friend' or 'high regard'. Perhaps the most charitable contribution we can make in any situation is to see the strangers we are contributing to as friends we haven't met. In the words of author Byron Katie, "I know that every person I meet loves me. I just don't expect them to realize that yet!"

2. Outer Scarcity, Inner Abundance
Sometimes, even if we give less than is needed, or less than we could (or feel we should) in a situation, we can still find a way to give it with an inner smile. At this level the tangible gift you are contributing means less than the gift of your being - you are giving with love and adding your positive energy to the situation and to the world.

3. Ask, and You Shall Receive
I have met two millionaires who credited their success to the practice of giving something to everyone that asks, even if it is only a small amount.

Their reasoning?

Each gift acts as an affirmation that:

a) You have enough time/money/energy to spare.
and
b) When it's your turn to ask, the universe may look more favorably on your request!

4. Because It's There
A funny thing happened the other day - I emptied the dishwasher. Now this may not seem an extraordinary contribution to anyone but my wife, but what made it noteworthy to me was that it wasn't 'my turn', I wasn't trying to please anyone, and no one had asked me to do it. I just noticed that there were dishes to be put away and decided to make it my job to do it. When you see a need and address it not because you have to but because you choose to, you flip your contributions from the effect of suffering to the cause of joy.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because she noticed a family of ducks struggling on the other side and she decided to be of service to them!

5. No Strings Attached
One of my more recent wakeup calls was when confronted with a drunken woman outside a sandwich shop in downtown Los Angeles. Her breath wreaking of alcohol, she asked me if I could spare some change, to which I smugly replied "I'd be happy to buy you a sandwich." She looked me right in the eye and said "I don't want a sandwich. I want some change."

In that moment, I had an epiphany. My proposed 'gift' of a sandwich wasn't a gift at all, but a not so subtle attempt to control her behavior. In effect, it was my way of my saying 'I'm smarter than you - I know what's best for you, and you don't. If you do as I say, I'll feed you.'

Floored by my own arrogance, I handed her some money and wished her well. While I have no idea what she did with the money, I know what giving it gave to me - the chance to drop a few more conditions from my own personal brand of 'unconditional' love.

6. Secret Service
The third highest level of charity, according to Maimonedes, is to give the charity anonymously. It is my belief that the practice of 'secret service' is the most reliable source of true self-esteem available on the planet today.

Here is all you need to do:
Each day, do at least one act of kindness without being found out.
If someone sees you do it, acknowledges you for doing it, or if you're so excited that you can't resist telling somebody about it, it doesn't count!

7. Universal Flow

In ancient times, there was a tradition in some churches and temples of an open charity box where those that had could anonymously contribute money and then those in need could anonymously take what they needed. While this may seem a ridiculous system to those of us steeped in the values of a 'me first' culture, it worked remarkably well.

In fact, a simple version of this 'pay it forward' style of contribution takes place daily in gas stations and convenience stores throughout America and the UK. The next time you see a little box by the cash register that says - "Have a penny? Leave it behind...Need a penny? Help yourself! ", know this style of contribution is one of the highest levels of charity in action!


8. Teaching People to Fish...

'Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; teach him how to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime'

To not just offer your hand to a person in need but to strengthen their hand until they no longer need yours was considered by Maimonedes to be the pinnacle of charity. While my life has been contributed to by many, many people, my gratitude is most with those who have believed in me and supported me as I've grown into myself (a process which I hasten to add is still unfolding daily!).

This is how Jack Doueck, author of 'The Gift of Chesed' puts it:
"The highest level of charity is to uphold (a person). This occurs when you help find a poor man a job, or when you give him a job, or when you make a partnership with him, or give him a loan. These methods preserve the person's dignity.

The goal is to get the man to "stand on his own two feet" and eventually be able to support himself- to strengthen him, so he will never have to ask for charity again. This is truly to uphold him. Even if you "uphold" a poor man, by purchasing something from him, you have done a great Chesed (blessing)."

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Today's Experiment:
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1. Make a list of as many people as you can think of who have contributed to your life in meaningful ways. For each person, consider which of the 8 styles of contribution they made and how it felt to be contributed to in this way.

Examples:
a. Early in my career, a work colleague helped me out of a jam financially with a 'grudging gift'. While I know I should feel grateful for it, it takes my being in a really centered place in myself for it not to rankle.

b. When my father died, I needed to get a flight back from London to Massachusetts to be at the funeral. Despite the fact that I was crying so hard I was incoherent, a wonderful woman at the airline offered me 'no strings attached' assistance and handled every detail of my travel arrangements. Although I have no idea who she was, to this day I think of her as an example of everything that's right about the world.

2. Find at least one example of each of the styles of contribution that you have received and/or given in your own life.

3. How many people have you contributed to in the last month? (Hint - it's invariably far more than you will think of on your first attempt!) What style of contribution have you habitually practiced?

4. Resolve today to contribute daily, at whatever level you can and want to do it.

Have fun, learn heaps, and whatever your style, add your contribution and 'repair the world'!

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Asking God for Advance Information and Guidance


By Barbara Rose, Ph.D.



It is important to differentiate between asking God, your Higher Self, for advance guidance and information that can help you versus asking for predictions and outcomes.



When you are involved in an ongoing situation, whether it be a family matter such as how to best handle a situation with your children, or relative with whom there may be difficulties that you are uncertain about how to best handle, or a situation involving a co-worker, no matter what it is about, you can ask God in writing to guide you as to what the best way to handle the situation would be.



As long as your motive is pure, and you have a true heartfelt desire for the best possible guidance, you will receive it in writing.



For example, you can write something such as, Dear God, please guide me as to how to best handle the situation with my aunt the next time she calls me, and what would be the best thing for me to say that is for each of our highest good?



You can apply this to any situation in your life that is weighing on your heart and mind. This is the whole purpose of Higher Self Communication, so you are no longer wondering what you should do, how to handle a certain person, what the best thing to say would be. Why wonder when you can ask God?



You will be amazed at the objective clarity you receive. What will also astound you is how the pure truth will be contained within the answers you receive.



Many times when we do things on our own accord, strictly operating from the five-sensory personality level, we may not be aware that the manner in which we are expressing our feelings might bring more upset to a situation. Alternatively, when we ask God in writing what the best possible thing to say would be, we will always receive the answers that reflect our highest and deepest truth, while simultaneously bringing clarity, resolution and peace to a situation.



I would never guide you to ask for predictions and outcomes as this is entirely disempowering. Moreover, you will not receive them from God because life is meant to be lived and experienced in the moment. It is in the moment that you need the guidance. Naturally, one moment will lead to the next.



Please always remember that whenever you are not sure about what to do in any situation, or concerning any event, such as what to do when so and so comes over to your house a few days from now, you can always ask for advance information to guide you concerning that situation. This is not asking about an outcome. This is asking for guidance about a situation facing you, and one that you may either be upset over or unsure about now.



Always and under all circumstances, take out a note pad and pen and ask God to guide you whenever you are not crystal clear and certain about anything that is happening in your life. Once you get into this habit on a regular basis, just like many people may phone a friend and ask, "What do you think I should do?" This is what you will do far better asking God in writing. When you re-read the answers and guidance you've received, you will know in no uncertain terms that you are receiving Divine truth.



Once you begin to trust this, and turn to this, even for something as seeming small as to ask how to best reply to an email, you will never again go back to asking other people for advice. Moreover, you will never again feel unsure because you will receive crystal clear guidance and answers, even in advance, concerning any situation that is currently happening in your life.



Use this! That is why it is here. And you will find, as I have found, that this is the greatest resource you can ever trust. Additionally, it is available for you 24/7, for free, and for the rest of your life.



Ask away, and see how you feel about the answers you've received. If you feel inner peace, or even if you feel nervous about a situation but know deep inside that you have received the pure truth in your answer, then you can ask God to guide you concerning your nervous feelings and to help you work through them. Ask for details. Ask for analogies. Ask to be given clarity during your sleep, so upon waking up you have new, life enhancing realizations that bring you a great deal of understanding and inner peace.



Always remember, if you're not sure about something, ask God!

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EXPECTATION COMES BEFORE ACHIEVEMENT




Your aspirations are your possibilities.
If you want to be big, you have to think big.
Your only limits are those of vision.
The more you can dream, the more you can be.

Don't ever stop dreaming.
For when you cease dreaming,
you cease living.

Cherish your dreams for they are the blueprints
to your ultimate success.
If you don't have a dream,
how are you going to make it come true?

The greatest achievements always take place
in the framework of great expectations.
Big thinking will always come before big achievement.

THE DAILY GURU


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"Embrace Your Life"



"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life, as in hoping for another life, and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."

-- Albert Camus

Have you taken ownership of your life?

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also lay claim to our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

"Recognize that life is what you get when you’re born ... living is what you do with it."

-- Jim Allen

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between."

-- Diane Ackerman

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Make this a terrific day!



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I let every act be an act of clarity.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
I feel the best way to learn clarity (or anything else) is
through experience. Actions are one type of experience. So
today -- and any day that we want to know clarity -- we
associate each action with the concept and/or energy of
clarity. We can know great power in the naming of our
experiences. If we decide that every act is an act of
clarity, it IS (even if we experience unclarity). This is
focus, not denial.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Here is an exercise you can play with today. In every
action that you experience or observe today, see (or hear or
sense or feel) clarity. Even if you are not quite sure what
the clarity is, affirm that it exists in the action. If you
watch a sports event, notice clarity in the activity. As
you talk with someone, notice where the clarity is in the
conversation. As you eat your meals, notice how clarity
shows up in the food or on the plate or at the table. If
"unclarity" comes into your awareness, let that be the
aspect of clarity that you are exploring.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
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and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
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Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
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More stories of friends and strangers

 

The Dutch girl in the club
     In 1982, although I had a good job in a recording company and earned a lot of money from song lyrics, I was also very unhappy. Worse still: because life was good to me, I also felt guilty. So I decided to throw it all up and travel the world until I found a meaning to existence.
     On these wanderings I lived for a while in Amsterdam in Holland, which was the symbol of complete and utter freedom in all senses. There I frequented the Kosmos – a sort of club where people gathered with whom I felt an affinity.
     One night a Dutch girl asked me what Brazil was like.
      I began to tell her about our problems: the hard repression of the military regime, the social inequality, the misery, the violence.
     “But you live in the best place on Earth,” I added. “What’s it like to wake up every morning in Paradise?”
     The Dutch girl was quiet for a long time before answering:
     “Horrible. Everything is so right here, there is no challenge left, no emotion. I wish we had your problems – then I would feel again like a part of humanity.”


With the eyes of the soul

      At the age of 80 the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges went to visit Mexico. His editor told me that after several days of lectures, conferences and tributes, Borges asked for an afternoon off to visit the Aztec pyramids in Yucatán.
      The editor explained that it was a very tiring journey that meant going by taxi, plane and jeep. Borges was not dissuaded and they ended up arranging everything so that he could go to Uxmal.
     He arrived almost at nightfall, after an exhausting day. He sat down in front of a 10th century pyramid and stayed there for a half hour without saying anything. At last he rose and thanked those accompanying him: "thank you for this afternoon and this unforgettable landscape."
     As we know, Borges was blind. But that did not prevent his soul from understanding what was all around him.


A chapel in the Pyrenees

      Right after the launching of "The Alchemist" I had to spend some time outside Brazil. But as the book had just come out, and my editor at the time was not very enthusiastic, I was always worried about what was happening in my country.
      One fine day, in a hermitage in the Pyrenees, I came upon a text engraved on a wall. Sure that that message had been left there for me, I copied it in my travel notebook and began to repeat those sentences every morning. Little by little, peace of mind returned and I was finally able to enjoy the journey.
      Here is what was written in the little chapel:
     "If you were really a child, a true child, instead of worrying about what you can’t do, you would contemplate Creation in silence. And you would become used to looking calmly at the world, nature, history and the sky.
     "If you really were a child, at this moment you would be singing Hallelujah for the things before you. Then – free from tensions, fears and useless questions – you would use this time to wait with curiosity and patience for the things in which you invested so much love to bear fruit." (Carlos Caretto, Italian hermit).


At a market in Rio

     A priest from Copacabana Church was waiting patiently for his turn to buy meat in the supermarket when a woman tried to skip the line.
      Then there began a festival of verbal attacks from the other customers, which the woman answered with the same vehemence.
      When the atmosphere grew unbearable, someone cried out:
     "Hey, missus, God loves you."
     "It was impressive," said the priest. "At a moment when everyone was thinking of hate, someone spoke of love. There and then the agitation vanished as if by magic. The woman walked back to her proper place in line and the customers apologized for reacting so aggressively."


It’s never too late
     
Joyce is an Australian photographer specialized in wild life.
     "When I turned 60 I felt that life was over for me," she says. My children were grown up and my grandchildren no longer paid much attention to me. One day I decided to accompany my son to the central desert in Australia. We camped, and since there was nothing to do and no-one nearby, I decided to get drunk for the first time in my life. After the second glass I grabbed a video camera and began to film. I filmed the sky, the tent, everything I felt like filming. But I was so drunk that I fell on the ground with the camera. I lay there for a few instants and noticed a line of ants walking beside me. It was as if I could hear their steps, as if that was part of a world that I had never noticed. I filmed the ants walking, and I discovered my vocation."
     When we had this chat some years ago, Joyce was 71 years old.

 
 
www.warriorofthelight.comCopyright @ 2006 by Paulo Coelho 

Become an Allow-a-Holic

joy By Jafree Ozwald http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com The reason why we suffer is that we are trying to have a different experience than the one that is happening to us right now. We are not allowing for the current feeling, thought, or experience to be happening in our body and resist it immensely. By not giving it "space" or permission to be here now, we are denying that the Divine exists within everything. By internally fighting with our current experience, and trying, wishing, hoping or praying that it will change, we are not honoring the Universe as our most powerful teacher. The ironic thing is that the very moment you start allowing yourself to FEEL the apparently negative feeling and or experience exactly as it is showing up in your body right now, you stop resisting it and thus the suffering ends instantly. Becoming an Allow-a-Holic is letting the Universe be exactly as it is. The truth is that there is very little you can do to change the entire Universe, and you might not necessarily even want to change it. If you take a step back and look at the entire massive cosmic picture of it all, it's amazingly synchronistically perfect just the way it is. Your ego may not agree with the way things show up in your personal situation here on planet Earth because the ego thinks its role is to fight, argue, and try to manipulate Reality so that it can get what it thinks it needs to be happier. True happiness is a state of inner balance that allows for everything to be exactly as it is. While your ego may not like this way of defining happiness, experiment with the state of allowing and notice how your body reacts. No matter what your situation is, how stuck you think you are, or how profound your pain is, you have the power to shift it completely right now. The power is in learning to allow for it. Give each negative FEELING you have full permission to be here now. Allow it to be 100%, not 99.99% because that small .01% means that you are not really letting go, and experiencing the magic of doing so. The moment you let go and really hit 100% allowing, your suffering will disappear. When the suffering leaves, you will learn something very valuable about yourself. That you are the master of your life and have the power to release anything you need to from your life. Sending many many blessings to you, Jafree & Margot

Sonnet # XVI.

But wherefore do not you a mightier way Make war upon this bloody tyrant, Time? And fortify yourself in your decay With means more blessed than my barren rhyme? Now stand you on the top of happy hours, And many maiden gardens yet unset With virtuous wish would bear your living flowers, Much liker than your painted counterfeit: So should the lines of life that life repair, Which this, Time's pencil, or my pupil pen, Neither in inward worth nor outward fair, Can make you live yourself in eyes of men. To give away yourself keeps yourself still, And you must live, drawn by your own sweet skill.

"Connect With The Life Force"


"The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one."

-- The Upanishads

We regard our lives as made up of an infinite number of separate bits and pieces. That is how our senses perceive our universe.

But science has now affirmed what the sages always knew. The life force is the foundation of all, unseen and untouched though it may be. It flows through everyone and everything. It is impossible to exist separate and apart from the source of all creation.

"Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade,
But do not be disheartened,
The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep?
The source is within you
And this whole world is springing up from it."

-- Jelaluddin Rumi

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SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS



If you don't run your own life, someone else will.
You're in control of your life
to the degree that you make decisions.

To control the outcome of anything,
you control the action at the point of decision making.
If you let others make decisions for you, you give up control.
When you control the decisions, you control the actions.

Take charge of your life,
so there is no longer a need to ask permission of others.
When you ask permission,
you're giving someone "veto" power over your life.

Only you are responsible for your life.
Take control and start making those decisions.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Make this a wonderful day!



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I draw a circle of clarity around myself to enhance my
familiarity with clarity.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Here is a poem by Edwin Markham that supports today's
affirmation:
He drew a circle that shut me out --
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Let your circle of clarity expand and shrink as necessary
today. When you talk with someone on the telephone, the
Internet or in person, consider how large the circle is that
encases each of you. Also consider qualities of your circle
other than size: color, sound, texture, density, vibration,
depth. Envision the whole planet in this circle of clarity
-- sharing your gift of consciousness with all humanity.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"How Big is Your World?"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/big-world.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Taking On Your Terror



We can control the quality of our lives if we are willing to face our
fears rather than burying, suppressing or avoiding them. I know this is
not exactly the lightest subject I've ever addressed, but confronting
our deepest fears, our terror, is a way out of the agony of our ongoing
stories and into the glorious world of empowerment. Almost all of us
were terrorized in some way when we were young. For you, maybe it was
when you were bullied in school or when one of your siblings locked you
in the closet. Something happened to activate the feeling of fear, of
shear terror, and at some point you rejected your fear and made a
decision that this was a bad way to feel because you associated it with
some negative event.



Most of us loathe our fear. We try to wish it away and when that doesn't
work, we resort to an array of coping mechanisms. We might work over our
fears, eat, drink, gossip, blame, surf the internet, isolate, rant, and
shop over them. We seek, often unconsciously, to find new ways to drown
out and kill off the voice of fear and deny our persistent dread.



But ultimately, it's not the experiences from our past or the ones that
we fear in the future that rob us of our dreams. It's the terrorizing
little thoughts in the present moment that, when listened to over and
over again, undermine the quality of our lives. 20 or 30 years later we
continue the internal conversation and continuously re-experience the
same fears. Often they are redressed or disguised, but when we get
underneath them we find that this bit of terror has been robbing us of
our freedom for many years. Even though the actual threat may be nowhere
in sight, we continue on.



So today is the day to see if you are paying homage to your higher self
or to the dark, little terrorist inside? Today is the day that you can
choose to acknowledge your part in the dance between your darkest fears
and your higher self.



Sometimes you have to be the adult and take charge of your internal
world. You have to be the one to take back your power, even if you're
scared. When you are in terror it's because you believe in that darkness
more than you believe in the light. You might believe that if you do
enough, read enough, pray enough or chat enough, you can obliterate your
terror, but I am hear to tell you that it's impossible to make the
terror happy. You might think that if you listen to it long enough, it
will go away. But it won't. You must confront it. You must take back
your power. You say, "Yes Debbie but how?" Well here is the antidote for
your fear: LOVE IT. Don't try to discard or rid yourself of your terror,
because you probably aren't strong enough. But what you can do is bring
the light to the darkness. That light is love. When faced with your
fear, you can ask yourself, "How can I love myself even when I'm in the
middle of my terror? You can turn around and face your fear. You can
stop terrorizing yourself further for being scared and instead find out
how old that fear is. You can ask yourself, "How many years, months,
weeks, days and minutes have I been terrorized by the same thing?" Count
it out and write it down. And then find some sweet compassion for the
kid in you that is scared to death.



Action is the next step. Action is your way of showing yourself that you
are safe and that you can take care of yourself. Make a plan this week
to handle one of your fears. For example, if you hold a secret fear that
you could become a bag lady but have no financial plan, then you're
going to be continuously terrorized. Get a money mentor. Find out how
much money you need to put away and then start on that path. If you're
afraid that someone is going to attack you, get trained in self-defense.
If you're afraid your business partner is going to extort you, have an
agreement drawn up that protects you. If you're fearful that your
partner is going to leave you, find out what you would need to do to
know that, even if they did leave, you're a desirable and extraordinary
person? If you're scared that you're going to pass your limiting beliefs
and issues on to your kids, what transformational class would you have
to attend or what coaching could you participate in to ensure that
you're giving them your highest? If you're scared you're going to get
sick, what measures could you take right now to nurture your well-being?
Add tai chi or yoga classes to your weekly schedule and seek out an
integrative healthcare practitioner (such as an acupuncturist or body
worker) to mitigate stress and keep your body in balance.



Since ultimately you are the one that can make you feel safe, what
environment do you need to create around you? What support structures
could you put in place? Ask yourself where in your life are you not
protecting yourself - not taking care of yourself. What subtle
adjustment or quantum step can you take this week to put in a measure of
safety somewhere in your life where you are fearful? Whether it's adding
antioxidants to your daily regimen, putting money in savings, having an
alarm system installed, getting insurance, or praying to the divine, do
what it takes to ease your heart and mind. Make a commitment this week.
Find an area where you have terror and take it on!

Take Action Now!

Join me this week at 2:00 PM Pacific time for my weekly radio program
where we can delve into your terror. This week's show is titled Face
Your Darkest Fear, Change Your Life.


Debbie Ford
www.hayhouseradio.com

SEND ME AN ANGEL

sadness

The wise man said just walk this way
To the dawn of the light
The wind will blow into your face
As the years pass you by
Hear this voice from deep inside
It's the call of your heart
Close your eyes and your will find
The passage out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just find your place
In the eye of the storm
Seek the roses along the way
Just beware of the thorns
 
Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

The wise man said just raise your hand
And reach out for the spell
Find the door to the promised land
Just believe in yourself
Hear this voice from deep inside
It's the call of your heart
Close your eyes and you will find
The way out of the dark

Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star
Here I am
Will you send me an angel
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

(Scorpions,
Music :Rudolf Schenker
Lyrics:Klaus Meine)

"Laugh!"

leende barn

"We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we’re happy because we laugh."

-- William James

Why laugh?

Laughter nourishes the soul and triggers joy. It’s a natural stress reliever. It stimulates the immune system and increases oxygen, stamina and our breathing capacity. Medical literature is full of reasons to laugh for the health of it.

Don’t rely upon your funny friends, favorite sit-com or jokes to tickle your funny bone -- just laugh for the joy of it!

"Laughter is like the human body wagging its tail."

-- Anne Wilson Schaef

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Angels On Earth



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
-Dalai Lama

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Today's Empowering Question
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"Who helped me when I needed it most desperately? How did
it make me feel?"

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Today's Fast Session
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The quick story below is possibly the most uplifting and
motivating I have ever read in my life. At the end I have
a message for you.

Do yourself a favor. Read this story when you can be by
yourself, not when you have someone breathing down your
back. Trust me. See you at the bottom.

...Don't major in the minors.

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves learning-
disabled children, the father of one of the school's
students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten
by all who attended.

After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he
offered a question. "Everything God does is done with
perfection. Yet, my son, Shay, cannot learn things as
other children do. He cannot understand things as other
children do. Where is God's plan reflected in my son?"

The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. "I believe," the father answered,
"that when God brings a child like Shay into the world, an
opportunity to realize the Divine Plan presents itself.
And it comes in the way people treat that child."

Then, he told the following story:

Shay and I walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were
playing baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think they will let
me play?" Shay's father knew that most boys would not want
him on their team. But the father understood that if his
son were allowed to play it would give him a much-needed
sense of belonging.

Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and
asked if Shay could play. The boy looked around for
guidance from his teammates. Getting none, he took matters
into his own hands and said, "We are losing by six runs,
and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on
our team and we'll try to put him up to bat in the ninth
inning."

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a
few runs but was still behind by three.

At the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and
played in the outfield. Although no hits came his way, he
was obviously ecstatic just to be on the field, grinning
from ear to ear as his father waved to him from the stands.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored
again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the
potential winning run was on base.

Shay was scheduled to be the next at-bat.

Would the team actually let Shay bat at this juncture and
give away their chance to win the game?

Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that
a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know
how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the
ball. However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the
pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay
could at least be able to make contact.

The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed.

The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the
ball softly toward Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay swung
at the ball and hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher. The
pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have
thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been
out and that would have ended the game.

Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high
arc to right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman.
Everyone started yelling, "Shay, run to first. Run to
first."

Never in his life had Shay ever made it to first base. He
scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.
Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second!"

By the time Shay was rounding first base, the right
fielder had the ball. He could have thrown the ball to the
second baseman for a tag. But the right fielder understood
what the pitcher's intentions had been, so he threw the
ball high and far over the third baseman's head.

Shay ran toward second base as the runners ahead of him
deliriously circled the bases towards home.

As Shay reached second base, the opposing shortstop ran to
him, turned him in the direction of third base, and
shouted, "Run to third!"

As Shay rounded third, the boys from BOTH teams were
screaming, "Shay! Run home!"

Shay ran home, stepped on home plate and was cheered as
the hero, for hitting a "grand slam" and winning the game
for his team.

"That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling
down his face, "the boys from both teams helped bring a
piece of the Divine Plan into this world."

And now, a footnote to the story. We all have thousands
of opportunities a day to help realize God's plan. So many
seemingly trivial interactions between two people present
us with a choice: Do we pass along a spark of the Divine?
Or do we pass up that opportunity, and leave the world a
bit colder in the process?

I'm back.

Wasn't that incredible?

The first time I read it, I missed something important. I
don't want you to miss it.

Shay had played baseball a number of times. Before that
day, no one had gone out of their way to help him. He had
never made it to first base before.

Shay may never completely be able to appreciate what
happened that day, even though it was probably the thrill
of his life.

The biggest thing that happened was that over 20 other
kids got to experience what helping someone else can do for
them. They got to feel the excitement that you can feel by
putting yourself second, instead of first.

The world was made better just then... from the ripple
effect it had on them, and now that this story is getting
out.

And I too feel privileged to be able to share this story
with you so that you can get closer to what may be the
meaning of life.

I think it's to help ease the burden of it for
others...and feel that joy.

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Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I help others every chance I get
-- I feel better helping someone than I do at any other time
-- I believe what goes around comes around
-- I become more and receive more every time I help someone




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Make this a glorious day!



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I manifest all things in association with clarity. I
breathe clarity into my body.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Everything in the physical plane has been manifested; that
is, everything we see/touch/hear, etc. moved from the
invisible to the visible. This is true of us as humans, it
is true of our computers, it is true of a song. Every
thing. Every being. When we dip into the consciousness of
clarity, either we create something which is clear or we use
the energy of clarity to cleanse something which has already
been created.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
With today's affirmation in mind, you might enjoy
experimenting with your breath. Think of yourself as a
clarity-breathing (rather than a fire-breathing) dragon or
other creature. Breathe clarity into your physical body,
into today's top-priority project, into your kitchen, into
your telephone calls. Let yourself experience the lightness
of this process. (Oh, if you become light-headed, you are
hyperventilating. Slow down. You will accomplish more by
slowing down.)

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
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"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Symptoms of Inner Peace


Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace.

The hearts of a great many have already been exposed to inner peace and
it is possible that people everywhere could come down with it in epidemic
proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now,
been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.

Some signs to look for:

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on
past experiences.

An unmistakeable ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of interest in judging other people.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

A loss of interest in conflict.

A loss of the ability to worry. (This is a very serious symptom.)

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

Frequent attacks of smiling.

An increasing tendency to let things hap pen rather than make them
happen.

An increased susceptibility to the love offered by others as well as the
uncontrollable urge to extend it.

Be Forewarned!!! If you have all or even most of the above symptoms,
please be advised that your condition may be too far advanced to turn
back. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting several of these symptoms,
remain exposed at your own risk. This condition of inner peace is likely
well into its infectious stage.

Author unknown


Sonnet # XV.

 When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment, That this huge stage presenteth nought but shows Whereon the stars in secret influence comment; When I perceive that men as plants increase, Cheered and cheque'd even by the self-same sky, Vaunt in their youthful sap, at height decrease, And wear their brave state out of memory; Then the conceit of this inconstant stay Sets you most rich in youth before my sight, Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay, To change your day of youth to sullied night; And all in war with Time for love of you, As he takes from you, I engraft you new.

"On Violence"



"In violence, we forget who we are."

-- Mary McCarthy

Andrew Schneider describes violence as an issue of power. People become violent when they feel powerless. Violence is used as an inappropriate way of attempting to re-establish one’s own sense of power over whatever or whomever is perceived as a threat.

The antidote to violence in ourselves and in society is empowerment. We need to empower people to live out their best without fear. When people feel strong and able within themselves, they do not see themselves as potential victims. They do not have to struggle against others in order to feel secure. The curriculum for empowerment is learning and loving.

"Never use violence of any kind. Never threaten violence in any way. Never even think violent thoughts. Never argue because it attacks another’s opinion. Never criticize because it attacks another’s ego. And your success is guaranteed."

-- Mohandas Gandhi

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Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep



----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Quote
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"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,
but the parent of all others."
-Cicero

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"Comparing my life to the homeless person on the
street, what do I feel grateful for?"

----------------------------------
Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

I felt I needed to ask a particularly pointed question
today, by including the reference to the homeless person.
Why?

Because most people who have a job, a home, a family, and
a country that lets you live in freedom, for the most part
don't appreciate it. You take it for granted. And
comparing yourself to someone who would be grateful for
1/1000th of what you probably have puts things in better
perspective...

...especially when you get angry at trivial stuff that
doesn't really matter. :)

A perfect example...

I recently saw a movie starring Nicholas Cage and Meg
Ryan, 'City of Angels.' Cage plays an angel, Seth, whose
"job" is to take people who die onto the next place.

Ryan plays a cardiologist, Maggie, who loses a patient on
the operating table. Seth takes Maggie's patient...

...and falls in "love" with her. First he learns what
love is, then he falls. Ultimately, he decides to give up
his place in eternity, to become human... and to die like
all humans must.

Shortly after he goes through the painful process of
becoming human, they have less than 24 hours together and
she has a tragic fatal accident.

His emotional pain is beyond description.
He gave up eternal "life" for her and now he doesn't even
have her.

Soon after, his best angel friend asked him if he knew
this was going to happen, would he still have done it?

He said, "I would rather have had one breath of her hair,
one kiss of her lips, one touch of her hand, than an
eternity without it... One."

It was at that moment that I renewed my conviction that no
matter how bad things could get, no matter what tragedy
befalls me, I'm grateful for even the smallest of things.

But this feeling can be fleeting and of little value
unless you actually take the time to acknowledge it....
Regularly.

To do that you must recognize what you have. If you
don't, you'll regularly go on mourning the tiniest of
inconsequential crap. And literally billions of people do
exactly that every day.

Keep in mind the homeless person and Seth.

What can you be thankful for?

Does it HAVE to be your new car? Can't it be just a smile?

How about that dinner that was made for you last night?
Did you shiver last night as you slept? Many did. Do you
have a job? Marketable skills? A nice neighbor? New
shoes? Any shoes?

What's all this about? What is gratitude?

It's simply a way for us to feel good any time we want...
for free. And if we share it with others, it's a way for
them to feel good, too... any time you want.

Can you see why Cicero has such an exalted opinion of
gratitude?

Now take a minute and find out what you have to feel
grateful for... And if it's someone else, tell him or her.

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super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I appreciate all that I have all the time
-- I am grateful for all my challenges




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Make this an excellent day!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I claim clarity. I claim my power.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
It is important that we not be deceived by the simplicity of
today's affirmation. Instead, we accept its truth. From
time to time we may have a clear vision of what to do, yet
we hesitate or doubt. Hesitation and doubt can be our
friends when they lead us to ask meaningful questions, but
not when they stop us from taking the actions our inner
wisdom has shown us.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
If you struggle with claiming clarity and/or power, you
might like to try this simple technique. Select an object
in your home or office -- anything will do: a stapler or
plate or toothpick. Place or observe the object sitting on
a table or desk near you. Let the object take the role of
"clarity" or "power" or a specific vision or decision.
(Even a toothpick ought to have an opportunity to play a
role now and then. After all, YOU get to play roles all
the time!) Then claim the object effortlessly and playfully
-- perhaps you seize it or lift it up with your two hands
joyously or put it in your pocket secretly. Notice HOW you
claim the object -- claim your power and clarity as
effortlessly.

ABOUT OTHER ARTICLES
Often I mention articles posted at my Web Site that are
related to the daily affirmations. Today I want to list
titles that I do NOT mention regularly.

"Guided Meditation for Empowered Consciousness"
http://www.jmvoice.com/articles/guided-meditation.html
"To Dance with Jim His Last Dance"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/words-of-encouragement.html
"New Meeting Paradigm"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/new-paradigm.html
"Laughter, Play, Fun, Joy, Happiness"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/path-to-joy.html
"Watch Your Language"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/shifting-negative-affirmations.html
"Youthing, not Aging"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/positive-thinking.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

I loved this one...



"To over-identify oneself with the body

and yet seek happiness is like attempting

to cross a river on the back of an aligator."

~Ramana Maharshi

SUCCESS IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK




Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity. But you have to act on them if you're going to be successful.

Distant pastures always look greener than those close at hand,
but real opportunities are right where you are.
You must simply take advantage of them when they appear.
You can start where you are at any time.

Success is all around you.
It's not in your environment,
it's not in luck or chance,
or in the help of others.
Success is in yourself alone.

You don't need more strength
or more ability or greater opportunity.
What you need is to use what you have.
Learn to seize good fortune,
for it is always around you.

You must go to success,
it doesn't come to you.
Open your own doors to opportunity.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

How Lucky Am I?



----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"What leads to unhappiness is making pleasure the chief
aim."
--William Shenstone

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"How did I get so lucky to have the people that are in my
life?"

----------------------------------
Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

Until I was 24 years old, I was the king of laziness.
Pleasure was ALL I wanted. So certainly, I found what I
thought was it. But I was unhappy most of the time. No
matter where I was or who I was with, I wanted to be
somewhere else and with someone else.

By then, I'd never dated anyone longer that about 3 weeks
and I dated a fair amount. I always wanted someone better.
But no one ever explained to me that if I lived
differently, enjoying each moment as much as possible,
helping other people whenever I could, and by giving my
absolute best at work, I would be able to get more pleasure
in life than if I played all day, everyday.

I can tell you that since 1987, I have worked more hours
than 99.9% of the world's population. Yet during that
time, I have experienced more true joy than I ever knew
existed in the world.

During my pleasure pursuits, I was miserable. I didn't
like myself. I didn't trust many people, because I,
myself, was untrustworthy. I figured all people were
generally like me.

Think about the movie stars and rock stars that are so
strung out that they kill themselves with drugs and
alcohol. They have the false belief that everything has to
be fun RIGHT NOW or it sucks.
T
he truth is your happiness has more to do with serving
other people than you might be willing to consider at this
moment.

Adjust your daily focus to how you can help others and
your career will flourish, your relationships will blossom,
your health will shine. And you will look back at the end
of your life and be satisfied beyond measure.

Let's say that you don't even like half the people you
live and work with. Nobody's perfect, but we are all
pretty nice people at the root of it. If you force
yourself to ask this question with total expectation of
getting an answer, you will be shocked at how many good
qualities that you can find about everyone you know or meet.
Take the next 24 hours and ask yourself, "What can I
admire about _____?" concerning everyone you meet or spend
time with, especially the people you don't necessarily like
all that much.

This exercise, if done seriously, will allow you to see
people for who they really are. You'll find out how really
lucky you are. Those are the people in your life.
They may be there just to teach you valuable lessons...
Have you ever heard, "Let's make the most of it?"
Your life IS the people in it.

So to make the most of your life, make the most of those
people and write down today's question...
And ask it often.

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I get pleasure from helping others
-- I notice the good in other people
-- I'm lucky to have the people in my life
-- I'm learning all I can from everyone I know
-- Others are teaching me now
-- I'm enjoying myself now




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Make this a splendid day!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I act with clarity in my heart. I speak with clarity on my
lips. I walk with clarity in my feet.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
I just love this affirmation because it associates the idea
of clarity with the physical body. Frequently we have
high-minded thoughts that we do not carry through in our
actions. Clarity can be seen in the physical world. It can
also be felt and sensed and spoken and touched. To feel a
vision of clarity in our hearts helps us to embrace the
idea. To taste a vision of clarity in the cells of our lips
helps us to speak the idea. To sense a vision of clarity in
the soles/souls of our feet brings the vision into
manifestation.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
A process I often use with individual clients involves
energetically moving a vision (or goal or desired result)
from the head/thinking area downward through the body. When
a vision is integrated into your feet, it is easier to step
into its manifestation. Incidentally, I take the vision
even further than the feet so that it is anchored below the
feet, sometimes as far down as the center of the earth.
When a vision of high intention is anchored into the earth,
you are supported by the energy of Mother Earth. You
manifest Heaven on Earth. What is your vision of clarity?

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Affirmations Week of April 22-30

Greetings on the 4th week of April with the theme of Clarity.
During this fourth week we focus on Acting/Claiming
Affirmations. This message also includes the affirmations
for the last days of the month when we focus on Integrating/
Embodying Affirmations. Make this a powerful week-plus!

ABOUT ACTING/CLAIMING AFFIRMATIONS and CLARITY
To act with clarity is powerful when we acknowledge divine
clarity. If we believe we know who is right and wrong and
who is bad and good, this is not divine clarity, but self
righteousness. A clear and high intention sets the
foundation for actions that are clear and rewarding. Every
action we take is an opportunity for personal growth and
empowerment. More important, every action is an opportunity
for joy and further clarity.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Each day this week, you may want to become more conscious of
each action in these ways: (1) Set an intention for the
action; (2) Write down the intention; (3) Be fully present
in the action; (4) Reflect on the action afterward to
determine if what you manifested was in alignment with the
original intention; (5) Be good to yourself while you are
learning as well as after mastering this process.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent being and intending for clarity it would be "I
let every act be an act of clarity" which is the affirmation
for April 27. It associates the idea of clarity with
everything that we do.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

April 22:
Clarity energizes my actions. Every breath I take clears my
energy field.

April 23:
I act with clarity in my heart. I speak with clarity on my
lips. I walk with clarity in my feet.

April 24:
I claim clarity. I claim my power.

April 25:
I manifest all things in association with clarity. I
breathe clarity into my body.

April 26:
I draw a circle of clarity around myself to enhance my
familiarity with clarity.

April 27:
I let every act be an act of clarity.

April 28:
I act with purposeful awareness of clarity.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT INTEGRATING/EMBODYING AFFIRMATIONS and CLARITY
These two days, following the four weeks of April, present
an opportunity to integrate the ideas about clarity that we
wish to take with us on the rest of our journey. Anything
that does not fit, we leave alone. If we try to take on
something that we cannot assimilate, we make the releasing
work of the beginning of May more difficult. We trust
ourselves to know what works for us.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
You may find it helpful to identify some of the affirmations
that stood out as particularly meaningful to you this month.
If you have kept a journal, you will reinforce and therefore
further integrate the ideas by reviewing your journal
entries. Rereading selected messages for this month will
assist you in embodying the concepts.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

April 29:
Yes to Clarity!

April 30:
Today is an opportunity for clarity.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this a breath-taking day!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Clarity energizes my actions. Every breath I take clears my
energy field.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
The first Acting/Claiming affirmation this month is a slow
and gentle one. We start with something we do most of the
time unconsciously: breathing! We empower our breath,
which is always with us, to bring clarity to our energy
field. In addition, we let clarity energize all our actions
-- walking, sitting, eating, talking, minor and major
decision making, and everything we think and do.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
I suggest you take a few moments to consider at least one
action that you expect to take this week that requires that
you be clear. It can be an action that is small or large, a
one-time event or repeated actions, an inner-directed or
outer-directed activity, a situation involving just yourself
or many others. As soon as you have identified the action,
remind yourself of your over-arching intention for the
month. Writing all this down will enhance your process and
make it easier to reflect after the event or actions.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT MARSHALL HOUSE SERVICES
It is because of my consulting services that I am able to
offer the Dailyaffirm List as a free service to the
subscribers who benefit. My services are particularly
helpful for those who (1) assist others to be more effective
(ie, professional helpers, managers, entrepreneurs), (2)
want to understand and work deeply with energy, energy
fields, healing, and higher consciousness, (3) need clarity
about a situation. All consultations are conducted by
telephone or audio tape. To schedule a consultation, send
an email message to mhmail@earthlink.net or call our office
(310) 392-1987.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Empowering Questions = Wisdom



----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"I had six honest serving men-they taught me all I knew:
Their names were Where and What and When and Why and How
and Who."
--Rudyard Kipling

----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What kind of questions have I been asking myself in the
last hour?"

----------------------------------
Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

Notice that Rudyard Kipling didn't say that those
questions taught him quite a bit. He said they taught him
all he knew.

And he knew quite a bit!

You are asking questions all day long just through the
normal process of thinking...

And depending on the questions you ask consciously (which
programs your unconscious mind to go on asking them in the
future without your conscious knowledge), you either
experience emotions and develop attitudes that support you
in getting what you want in life, or you experience anxiety
and worry.

If you are depressed and anxious and have thoughts of
worry about what horrible thing is going to happen next,
you must look to your thoughts. Watch them. Too much
research exists to conclude anything but this...

If you focus your thoughts on empowering outcomes and ask
yourself questions that give you answers that inspire you,
then you'll find that your anxiety and panic attacks will
reduce. And with enough practice, they can even go away.
I don't care if you've had chronic depression for decades.

This works.

Your thoughts create chemicals- either depressants or
stimulants. Studies prove that when rotten pictures are
shown to people, their brains produce rotten chemicals on
the spot...
The same ones that pharmaceutical companies make when they
develop depressants. How do you think they developed these
chemicals? They study depressed people!!!

Stimulants are made the same way. That's how many of
these drugs are first discovered. Happy pictures, great
questions, emotions of elation and joy.

Fast! Let's study the chemicals we were just able to
produce in that brain!

We just get too many emails from people, who've been
depressed and living in panic for years, that have been
able to change their lives entirely by changing their
questions and their affirmations (beliefs).

This daily letter alone has helped to transformed
thousands. And all it does is change your focus for a
while and urges you to continue your new focus... Because
if you do something enough, it becomes a habit.

You can try to escape your problems by changing your
environment, but... you take your thoughts with you!

Start asking yourself questions that empower. To make
this stick, you'll have to write them down and read them
throughout the day. Yes, even if you're rich and famous.

Questions like these:

How can I do a better job?
What is really cool about me?
What do I like about my job?
What's neat about my kids?
Who loves me and who do I love?
What's useful about this "problem?"
What can the next hour mean to me if I get this task done?

Each of these questions, and there are literally thousands
more you can ask consciously, has answers. And the answers
make you feel good. Why? Because they force you to focus
on what's right. What's good.

Does it mean that your life suddenly becomes perfect? Of
course not. But when you are looking in the right
directions, you'll see just far enough to get encouraged.
Even if your goal is only to not slit your wrist today.
Hey, you have to start somewhere, right?

Every day that you achieve your modest goal is
confirmation that you can do more. And then more...

And when you follow that accomplishment up with the
question, "How did I do that?" you get an empowering
answer. An answer that teaches you how to do it again
later.

This is why Rudyard Kipling could say the statement above
with heartfelt conviction...

And why I'm optimistic for you today... All day. And every
day.

Write questions down like the ones above in any area of
life that is troubling you.

Read them often. A few times every day.

And you absolutely, positively CANNOT fail to make each
day of your life more fun, no matter what outside stressors
are working on you.

And isn't that how you want today and the rest of your
life to be? (Now THAT was an empowering question!)

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- My questions help me focus on what's right and good
-- I substitute rotten questions with empowering ones
-- I ask great questions and get great answers
-- My life is getting better each day because of my focus
-- I can create joy just by changing my questions
-- I'm successful because I have a disciplined mind
-- I'm great at turning problems into successful outcomes




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"Life As A Mirror"



"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

-- C.G. Jung

We get clues about our unconscious programming if we watch our reactions, responses, feelings and thoughts about other people and events. Ask yourself: How do I judge or stereotype people? What pushes my buttons? What makes me angry or fearful or sad?

The outer incidents that trigger these reactions in me simply MIRROR my own nature. If I didn't have beliefs around the issues that upset me, where would my reactions come from? If I didn't have some internal reference, I wouldn't react at all.

When outer events spark a reaction, we need to look inside to explore what’s going on.

"We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves."

-- Vauvenargues

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I have Learned...



I've learned - that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is
be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I've learned - that no matter how much I care, some people just don't
care back.

I've learned - that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to
destroy it.

I've learned - that it's not what you have in your life but who you have
in your life that counts.

I've learned - that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned - that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can
do, but to the best you can do.

I've learned - that it's not what happens to people that's important.
It's what they do about it.

I've learned - that you can do something in an instant that will give you
heartache for life.

I've learned - that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two
sides.

I've l earned - that it's taking me a long time to become the person I
want to be.

I've learned - that it's a lot easier to react than it is to think.

I've learned - that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned - that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I've learned - that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we
feel.

I've learned - that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I've learned - that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at
first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take
its place.

I've learned - that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when
it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I've learned - that learning to forgive takes practice.

I've learned - that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't
know how to show it.

I've learned - that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned - that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and
have the best time.

I've learned - that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when
you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned - that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be
angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned - that true friendship continues to grow, even over the
longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned - that just because someone doesn't love you the way you
want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned - that maturity has more to do with what types of
experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do
with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned - that you should never tell a child their dreams are
unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a
tragedy it would if they believed it.

I've learned - that your family won't always be there for you. It may
seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take care of you and
love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't biological.

I've learned - that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt
you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned - that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned - that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world
doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned - that our background and circumstances may have influenced
who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned - that sometimes when my friends fight, I'm forced to choose
sides even when I don't want to.

I've learned - that just b ecause two people argue, it doesn't mean they
don't love each other And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean
they do.

I've learned - that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of
their actions. I've learned - that we don't have to change friends if we
understand that friends change.

I've learned - that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It
could change your life forever.

I've learned - that two people can look at the exact same thing and see
something totally different.

I've learned - that no matter how you try to protect your children, they
will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned - that there are many ways of falling and staying in love.

I've learned - that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with
themselves get farther in life.

I've learned - that no matter how many friends you have, if you are their
pillar you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.

I've learned - that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by
people who don't even know you.

I've learned - that even when you think you have no more to give, when a
friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned - that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional
pains.

I've learned - that the paradigm we live in is not all that is offered to
us.

I've learned - that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent
human being.

I've learned - that the people you care most about in life are taken from
you too soon.

I've learned - that although the word "love" can have many different
meanings, it loses value when overly used.

I've learned - that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between
being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you
believe.

Author unknown


Make this a thoughtful day!



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Clarity enhances all my thoughts and feelings. My path is
clear.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
As we affirm that all our thoughts and feelings are enhanced
by clarity, our path opens up. Tapping into the idea or
essence of clarity provides us with potent energy for our
thoughts and feelings. Our daily activities are the
vehicles into which we place the fuel of clarity to move us
along the path. We are all going to the same place,
although our journeys and vehicles and experiences vary.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Today is a good day to recognize the extent to which you are
enriched by the thoughts and feelings about clarity that
have come to you in these three weeks. Perhaps a particular
thought or feeling stands out as most important or perhaps
many thoughts and feelings rush to you for attention. Is
there something more you want to explore about any thought
or feeling? Is there anything else you need to understand
or recognize about clarity or your intentions? What do you
need to know about your thoughts and feelings? What else do
you need to comprehend or accept about yourself?

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
Tomorrow begins the Acting/Claiming Affirmations, so
consider anything else that is relevant to you about clarity
and/or your relationship to it. Be certain you are clear
about clarity before you affirm actions and make claims.
Tap your sense of joy or spontaneity as you focus on taking
action steps.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Sonnet XIV.

 Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck; And yet methinks I have astronomy, But not to tell of good or evil luck, Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons' quality; Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell, Pointing to each his thunder, rain and wind, Or say with princes if it shall go well, By oft predict that I in heaven find: But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive, And, constant stars, in them I read such art As truth and beauty shall together thrive, If from thyself to store thou wouldst convert; Or else of thee this I prognosticate: Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date.

It Ain't Over Yet



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the
ones that look like they cannot be done."
- Arnold Palmer

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What can I do or say to fix this situation now?"

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Today's Fast Session
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In the movie 'The Godfather,' there's a scene in it where
Robert Duvall (Tom) is given some news that Marlon Brando
(Godfather) isn't going to like at all. So as soon as he
can walk out the door, he does... to go break the bad news.

The guy who told Tom the bad news wants to know what the
hurry was. Tom says that Godfather likes to hear bad news
right away.

Well, because Godfather got the information quickly, he
was able to take immediate action and get his creative plan
under way...

And as a result, he got his way.

Oftentimes, mistakes and bad outcomes can be fixed, but
only if we act FAST.

In my business career, when there is a problem with an
important issue, I want to know about it as fast as
possible.

So I could worry longer?

No, so I could jump in my car and visit or pick up the
phone within seconds. Not minutes. Seconds.

One time I did the craziest stunt to keep a client who
said they never wanted to work with my book company again.

See, one of my employees didn't program the newest cash
register with all our titles before it was packed for an
event. So when the customers were lining up to pay for
their books, none of their purchases were scanning properly.

So now each title had to be manually entered into the
register... a painfully slow process when dozens of people
are waiting and waiting, many not very quietly.

Well, my contact person wasn't pleased.

When the phone call came in a month later, telling us we
were out, my office immediately called me on my cell phone,
I went to the office, picked up all my sales awards, packed
them into a large duffle bag and proceeded to this client's
office...

...a two and a half hour drive away.

When I walked in the door, you should've seen her face.

Total shock.

She told me that the board made the decision, and that
there was no sense in discussing it.

I made the case that if there were anyone in the world she
could trust to fix this situation, never to allow this to
happen again, it was me. That's when I began pulling the
awards out, explaining what they were for. Not to impress
her, but to show her it wasn't just talk.

These awards, I explained were the results of total
commitment to her and others in positions similar to hers.
I was recognized as the best, and that's what I promised
her... the best from the best.

I kept the account.

They were worth over $25,000 in sales per year.

By immediate action, creativity, and by not accepting
defeat, a lot of people won. She won. I won. And all
those book lovers she was responsible for won big.

And more importantly, I learned, again, that "It ain't
over 'til it's over."

So please, please... when all seems lost, and I know
sometimes the situations we often find ourselves in seem
hopeless, 90+% of the time it is not hopeless.

But 90% of the people quit.

I feel your frustration. No one is immune from life's
crashing waves of defeat and torment. No one.

But the only time we can truly lose is when we quit.

Breakthroughs usually come when it looks the darkest.

And when you find yourself in no-win situations and
consistently keep plugging away, you'll succeed so many
times that you will learn this, too. "It ain't over 'til
it's over."

So pick up the phone, get in your car, write that email,
make that apology, do whatever you have to do to fix
whatever isn't working.

Now. Yeah, right now.

You'll be so happy you did.

Even if things don't work out this time, you'll have put
yourself in a position to win. Do that enough times and
you'll be...

A winner in life.

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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
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If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I always look for ways to come out on top
-- Victory is always close by
-- I always believe I will succeed no matter what
-- I am a winner
-- I create other winners
-- I am surrounding myself with winners




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Seek other People's approval...

 ...and you will always be their Prisoner...

The Eagles' Broken Wing...

She sat alone, lame, in stillness and silence...
Looking out at a world filled with foggy images.
She saw broken rivers and burned bridges,
Pastel shadowed rainbows and sunsets,
Hazy roses opening and closing, without acknowledgment.
So many gray, hollow, disappointments!
She felt very sad.
Yet she sat proud and strong,
On the highest peak...
At the crest of happiness.
And the clouds and moon caressed her.
And the stars twinkled promise!
She could not remember how she got here,
But she knew she was home.
So she heaved gratitude and curled up reclusive...
And hid her head beneath her broken wing.
She could not fly!
Not until she healed! Would she ever?

She thought about the mountains she had soared over...
The tribulations she had endured.
The dark storms she had traveled through,
Inside clouds packed with failure.
But she still had plundered on to protect her family...
In order to survive.
But oh my, how the fox had tricked her!
And how her feathers were tattered and battered,
And she was broken and alone!
No matter how hard she wished or how hard she tried,
She could not fly... yet she was an eagle strong!
What terrible shame she felt.
She hid her head beneath her broken wing...
And finally she fell asleep!

When she awoke the sun was rising.
She fluttered herself, sighing wearily,
Remembering... she was the eagle mother.
Looking over the horizon, she saw her sons,
Soaring amongst a pink and purple sky.
And her daughters collecting food,
To feed their families.
She saw all was well!
Still she felt anguished!
Could they survive without her?
And how could she survive without them...
With a broken wing?

Crushed and tired, she shook her broken feathers.
Then closing weary eyes, she prayed for courage and strength...
Way beneath her broken spirit.
When the sun rose again, she breathed fresh morning air,
And something wonderful had happened.
Miraculously, she lifted her wings in harmony,
and dove out beyond... into the sunlit horizon.
The time was hers again... she knew it!
She directed all her energy into the pink and purple sky,
Where her sons roared and her daughters collected food,
And where they all belonged!

She rolled amongst the clouds, smiling...
Knowing instinctively how to fly!
She also knew that no matter how bad the wound, everything heals!
And with faith and love, nothing is impossible.
Clasping boldly onto her spirit, she rejoiced,
Then she plunged upwards with joy and frivolity...
And the eagle with the broken wing was no more!


by Donna Andrus

(From the book "Transcendent Beauty- It Begins With A Single Choice...TO BE!"" by Crystal Andrus")

"Sing Your Own Song"



"Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable."

-- Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother .... You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

-- Gandhi

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THE SECRET TO CONFIDENCE IS PREPARATION




There can be no great courage
when there is no confidence or assurance.
Half the battle is in the conviction
that you can accomplish what you undertake.

With practice you'll come to a point of competence in anything.
You'll find yourself accomplishing your goals
with grace and confidence.

It's then that you'll do things
that you never dreamed you could do.
You'll discover powers you never knew existed.

Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere.
It's the result of constant work and dedication.
When you're prepared, you're able to feel confident.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart
Reproduce freely but maintain © notice

Make this a divine day!


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I understand the meaning of clarity. I know that clarity
comes from the divine.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Recognizing that clarity comes from the divine deepens our
understanding and appreciation of this month's theme. Since
today's affirmation acknowledges comprehension of clarity,
it is an ideal day to re-visit our over-arching intention
for the month. We open to understanding on all levels --
physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually --
recognizing that understanding is not simply an intellectual
exercise. We align with the divine.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
I suggest that you reflect on your relationship with the
Divine. You may find that you choose to experience a deeper
meditation than your usual practice, or walk longer in the
woods or mountains, or journal at your keyboard. The divine
is everywhere. You need not go on a formal retreat to be
conscious of the divine. You are from the divine. You are
with the divine. You are the divine. You are divine. Just
realize it.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Healing: Why We Don't And How We Can

Caroline Myss:

So many people in the process of healing
are, at the same time, feeling stuck.

They are striving to confront their

painful experiences, valiantly working to

bring meaning to past traumas, and exercising

compassionate understanding of others

who share their wounds. But they are still

not healing. Rather, they have redefi ned
their lives around their wounds and the process

of accepting them.

When we defi ne ourselves in this
way—what I call “woundology”—we lose

our physical and spiritual energy, and open

ourselves to the risk of illness. We are not

meant to stay wounded. We are supposed

to move through our tragedies and challenges

and to help others move through

theirs. By remaining stuck in the power of

our wounds, we block our own transformation.

We overlook the greater gifts inherent

in our wounds—the strength to overcome

them and the lessons we are meant to

receive through them. Wounds teach us to

become passionate and wise.


Read on...
http://www.myss.com/pdf/a_wpdh.pdf

Perfume Prayer

"One Perfume Prayer can move a Mountain!"

Passion....

...wakes up when you are ready to do IT!

Problem and Solution....

....Always in the same room!


"Learn From Experience"


"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."

-- Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week?
What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary -- whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

"Ask the experienced rather than the learned."

-- Arabic proverb

"Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."

-- Franklin P. Jones

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DESIRE IS THE STARTING POINT FOR SUCCESS




If you have the desire you have the power to be successful.
You can really have anything you want in life if you go after it.
But you have to want it.

The first thing that will contribute to reaching your goal
is that you simply want to reach it badly enough.
You must learn how to desire with sufficient intensity to be successful.

As a drowning soul desires air,
as a shipwrecked person craves fresh water,
so must you feel that intense, eager, insistent, demanding,
ravenous desire for your success.

Your desire for success must be so strong within you
that it becomes the very breath of your life.
It must be your first thought when you wake up,
and your last thought when you go to bed at night.

You can have anything you want if you go after it with intensity.

THE DAILY GURU

Sonnet XIII.

O, that you were yourself! but, love, you are No longer yours than you yourself here live: Against this coming end you should prepare, And your sweet semblance to some other give. So should that beauty which you hold in lease Find no determination: then you were Yourself again after yourself's decease, When your sweet issue your sweet form should bear. Who lets so fair a house fall to decay, Which husbandry in honour might uphold Against the stormy gusts of winter's day And barren rage of death's eternal cold? O, none but unthrifts! Dear my love, you know You had a father: let your son say so.

Make this a memorable day!



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I remember clarity. I am clear. I remember who I Am.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
We sometimes have difficulty remembering dates or what we
wore last Friday or what we said in the heat of anger. This
is one type of remembering -- which we can surely include in
today's affirmation. However, the affirmation challenges us
to remember at a deeper level. To remember "Who I am" helps
us to be centered in our mission. To remember "Who I Am"
can lead us to mystical experiences. To remember "Who I
Am" clarifies our presence on the earth plane.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
You may find that you wish to add other sentences or repeat
each of these in a rhythmical cadence, as a chant. You may
even hear a drumbeat as you read or say the words. Sounds
are powerful for creation. Feelings enhance your process.
Music enhances your memory. You may also find that saying
the words "I remember" when referring to minor details
assists you in the deeper remembering. And if you hear
yourself say repeatedly "I can't remember," today is a
memorable day to stop that habit, unless it is about
something that you prefer to forget.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Your Questions Make You... Or Break You



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"The smart ones ask when they don't know.
And sometimes when they do."
--Malcolm Forbes

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What would help me to ____?"

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Today's Fast Session
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Questioning is one of the two main functions of the mind.
The other being affirming old and new beliefs. What do I
mean?

Well, all day long as information is pumped at you, you're
evaluating it so you can decide which of it you deem
necessary to focus on. You need to have a feeling about
what everything coming at you means so you can take the
most appropriate action or none at all.

Much of this questioning is unconscious. For example, if
you're driving and a man steps in front of your car, you
don't have to take a lot of time and say, "What does this
mean and what should I do?" No, that should be automatic.
As soon as you realize what's happening, you slam on the
brakes or swerve, avoiding a collision.

And it's our level of awareness of what's around us that
determines what we do...Our habitual questions, conscious
and unconscious (literally automatic).

If you thought I was incorrect about the last series of
events being automatic, you're right.

You get a gold star!

See, many people would "freeze up" and slam into the
person. Others would miss the brake and hit the gas.
Ooooh! Others would brake and keep the wheel straight.
Some might swerve away from the man only to hit the
oncoming traffic, or the other way... into other people.

It just depends on your awareness. And your conditioning.
Ever see people who just back right out of their driveways
into oncoming traffic without looking? It's amazing to
watch.

No awareness of what's going on around them! Their minds
are somewhere else completely.

The human mind has pictures and words flying in and out
all the time, and it keeps most of us from being aware of
what's going on around us. Many people are in a literal
daze most of the time.

Let's separate you from the multitudes, shall we?

How? I'm glad you asked.

Without getting lost in the minutiae (I don't want to home
in on driving skills), let's stay general and you can focus
in on it yourself.

What separates the winners in most situations from the
losers?

Most people's moment-by-moment questions just "fly in" to
their heads all throughout the day... while many truly
happy and successful people have a trained, practiced habit
of asking empowering, course correcting questions all the
time.

The sad truth, though, is that of those people, most of
them came about this good mental habit by accident. They
don't know how they got that way; the same way the larger
group, the "negative" thinkers got their habitual thought
patterns. The danger of this ignorance is that you can be
good at some skills and simply horrible at others. So it's
important to know how you succeed in one area of life so
you can duplicate it in others.

Are you starting to see the life altering power of
controlling your automatic questioning mechanism?

Good, because positive thinking is good, but you have to
be able to do it automatically without "thinking" to be a
true positive thinker and to able to reap the benefits.

A lot of people in the personal development field like to
put their twist on how positive thinking doesn't work.

It does work...

But like anything else, if you don't practice it, you stop
doing it. And since any kind of thinking, positive or not,
is something that is going on every second of the day
(except in our deepest levels of sleep), you really need to
practice it for you to develop mastery.

So positive thinking, while great, can't keep you from
getting sidetracked and backing out of your driveway into
oncoming traffic. That comes from awareness and getting
the right mental questions anchored into your nervous
system.

How?

By practice. So don't think that I'm going to tell you
that you can be a master of this in one day. One day goes
by, you're still getting rotten results with people and
projects and then you'd be even more cynical than before.

I'll give you an example of how our questioning dictates
what results we get. This weekend, my step-daughter
dropped a glass in the sink and glass went everywhere. The
probability was that it was on the floor, too, since it was
quite an explosion.

She had bare feet and was in no hurry to get some shoes on
before the cleaning began. So I ASKED her if she thought
some glass might have gotten on the floor. She said what
you'd expect from a thirteen-year-old...

"I don't know."

You see, at thirteen, references for many things in life
are limited. So questions like the ones I asked her don't
pop in as easily or even at all.

The trouble is, hundreds of millions of people who are
much older still fail to even think of asking these most
basic of questions most of the time (yours truly included).
If you aren't habitually (and eventually, unconsciously)
asking the most empowering questions of yourself, you're
going to be picking a lot of glass out of your feet... or
just making the same mistakes over and over again...

...Living a life with little joy, peace or accomplishment.

Take heart. You can learn to do this, habitually. And
with practice, it will get wired into your mind and body.
You'll avoid making stupid mistakes at the simplest of
tasks.

It's not easy, but it's simple to do. And there is a
difference.

There are thousands of empowering questions you can use in
your daily moments. Empowering questions don't only take
the shape of the ones that you see at the top of my daily
message.

They can be as simple as, "Could shards of glass have
fallen onto the floor?" And, "How can I hold this so it
won't fall?"

And please don't think this is too basic, in the scope of
the challenges you face each day, to make a difference.
Don't, Don't, Don't!

The awareness of this and then working at mastering it
helped me become the highest paid person in the world in my
field, and it can provide many other benefits for you.

At work, you can ask questions like, "What is he thinking
right now?" If you don't, you can't anticipate the right
thing to say NEXT! "Is it going to rain today?" is a
question that many people don't ask and end up getting wet.
Because if the answer is maybe, you can bring an umbrella.
Not even being aware enough to ask the question, means
higher cleaning bills, shoes that need to be replaced
sooner, poor image to others...

...and a poor self image.

"I can't do anything right. Why am I so stupid?" become
the questions that you come up with instead of ones that
could turn your life around in a flash.

We've only covered the most elementary building blocks of
question asking, but can't you feel a little of the power
already? Hey, this helped take me from living on four
wheels to standing on two feet.

Let's pick this up next time. There's more...

Lot's more.

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- My habitual questions steer me in the right directions
-- I ask questions that give me options and alternatives
-- I pay attention to my questions and recognize their value
-- I ask "How?" and I get answers
-- My questions empower me to be effective and happy in
all areas of life
-- I look at all consequences before I decide my actions
-- I'm aware of my immediate surroundings as appropriate
-- I ask questions that force me to get life changing
answers




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Make this a magnificent day!

poppies

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I envision a clear path. My mission is to see the world
clearly.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
A path of clarity opens up for us because of our intention
to be clear. Our path may be straight or meandering, wide
or narrow, high or low, fast or slow. As we walk along our
own unique path, we grow and develop in a way that helps us
to understand more clearly about our purpose in the world.
At times we may be unclear because it is unnecessary to know
all the details, however, we affirm clarity while trusting
the degree of clarity that we receive.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
While you are in motion today (walking, running,
contemplating, driving, talking, etc), consider the dynamics
of your path. How does it feel? What does it look like?
Where is it going? What is your intention as you move along
the path? Do you desire to change its direction or other
aspects of your journey? What do you most need or desire to
know with respect to your path, to clarity, and/or to your
mission in the world?

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

I've Cried Enough



All of my tears have been frozen
After these years in this pain
My heart has finally chosen
To beat a bit faster again
Now I feel the awakening
I don't look back anymore
I am mysteriously standing on the good side of my soul

All I recall is the moment
Sadness is fading away
It is for passion I'm falling but now I'm back on my feet again
I wanna rewrite the story
Not even what seemed insane

How could I ever feel sorry for being stronger than I am?
I've cried enough
Over the priceless time I've lost
I've learned the going gets too tough
Now you regret love
I've cried enough
What you'll see on my face again
Is nothing but the rain
I've cried enough

Why would I try to deny it?
Most of my dreams are a mess
But what didn't kill me in fact has taught me
Life's a big game of chess
Although I believe in the future
I keep in mind all the past
Now that I live in the present
I don't care about the rest

I've cried enough
Over the priceless time I've lost
I've learn the going gets too tough
Now you regret love
I've cried enough
What you'll see on my face again
Is nothing but the rain
I've cried enough

I've cried enough
What you'll see on my face again
Is nothing but the rain
I've cried enough


ALL KNOWLEDGE IS POWER





The most successful people in life
are the ones with the best information.

People with power are people who know how to get things done.
Knowing how to do something is sometimes
virtually the same as having done it.

Knowledge will come to you
when your eyes and mind are always open.
There is no knowledge that is not power.

Power is the product of understanding.
You'll build the power to accomplish your goals by educating yourself.
This power comes from knowing how to do something.

In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.




THE DAILY GURU


Relax, don't be worried

I have heard that an old woman was traveling on a bus, and she was
anxious, worried, and continuously asking what stop it was. The
stranger sitting by her side said, "Relax, don't be worried. The
conductor will go on announcing what stop it is, and if you are too
worried I will call him here. You can tell him where you want to get
off so he can keep a note of it. You can relax!"

He called the conductor and the woman said, "Please remember, I
don't want to miss my stop. I have to reach somewhere very urgently."


The conductor said, "Okay, I will make a note of it--although even
without your asking I will be announcing each stop. But I will make a
note of it and I will come to you particularly and tell you whenever
your stop comes. But you relax, don't be so worried about it!"

She was perspiring and trembling and looked so tense. So she said,
"Okay, you note it down--I have to get off at the bus terminal."

Now if it is the bus terminal, why worry? How can you miss it? There
is no way of missing it! This is the whole message of all the
awakened ones: that you are not here to achieve something, it has
already been given to you.
 
~Osho






Sonnet XII.

When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I behold the violet past prime, And sable curls all silver'd o'er with white; When lofty trees I see barren of leaves Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, And summer's green all girded up in sheaves Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard, Then of thy beauty do I question make, That thou among the wastes of time must go, Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake And die as fast as they see others grow; And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.

Make this a clear day!


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High intention operates in the midst of clarity. Clarity
operates in the midst of high intention.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
We choose either or both statements to be our affirmation
today. We feel the movement of clarity in the high
intention we hold for events and experiences. We become
spaces for clarity to operate. We imagine ourselves as
vessels or channels or conduits for clarity. We open and
let ourselves experience the fullness that we came into the
world to know, waiting for no condition and lacking nothing
essential for our process. Our intention is aligned with
our life mission.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Two days ago, I suggested that you set an intention for an
upcoming event/situation. Did you set an intention? Has
the event/situation happened yet? If so, what was your
experience with having a high intention? If the event/
situation has not yet occurred or is ongoing, continue to
work with high intention and clarity so that you become
familiar with the consciousness and the feelings.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html
"Energetics of Integrity"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/sensing-integrity.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

LOVE

....is the Miracle cure!!!

smiling sun


Prayer

Forgiveness
". . . grant that I may become beautiful in my soul within, and that all
my external possessions may be in harmony with my inner self."

-- Plato


LIVE AND ACT IN A SPIRIT OF LOVE

rosepetals


The place to begin to improve the world
is in your own heart, head and hands.
To get along with others,
love them without forcing your love upon them.

Imposing your beliefs on people will not bring you peace.
Have concern for others, respect their rights and freedoms,
and let them be themselves.
Do this and you will enjoy peace.

Having consideration for others is the basis of a good life.
Most people are not against you, they are merely for themselves.
Let differing ideas clash, but not those of the heart.

Peace comes to you when you live and act in a spirit of love.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Becoming Free - A Reminder of the Principles of Life



1: Life does not work through indecision. Indecision promotes blocks,
confusion and stress. Make a decision and allow life to find movement
through you. Trust yourself.

2: The 3 C's of life are Courage, Capacity and Commitment. It takes
Courage and a commitment to make many of life's decisions, and capacity
to follow them through. The 3 C's of a successful relationship are
Caring, Consideration and Communication. Communication opens the door
between us, consideration allows us to pass through it and our ability to
care for each other unites us.

3: Truth is not truth out of timing- yet it remains truth. We are the
timing to recognize truth.

4: The mind recoils from the unknown, so we seek to make everything
known, and, thus sage. Imagination is the key to the unknown- positive,
uplifting imagination.

5: For as long as we search for Our God Self, we deny that we are it.
Loving your self reveals your truth.

6: Becoming free is not changing yourself into someone you think you
should be. Becoming free is falling in love with who you are- right now.

7: Imagine a room of pitch dark and a room of bright light connected by a
door. When you open the door what happens? Light floods into the dark
room, illuminating it. Live accordingly, think thoughts of light.

8: F.E.A.R- False Evidence Appearing Real

9: Anything of the past that is unresolved is unresolved now. Living NOW
resolves the past.

10: Life flows from the inside out, never the reverse. Understand this
and you cease to be a victim.

11: Love responds- fear reacts. Love connects- fear separates. Love
uplifts- fear deflates. Love creates- fear destroys.

12: There is no such thing as a mistake- only experience. There is no
such thing as failure- only people's condemnation. There is no such thing
as success- only people's approval. Let life live through you.

13: Do not get caught up in modifying your life, allow life to change
YOU. Modification is a superficial exterior veneer, change is an inner
shift in consciousness.

14: Pain is a measure of your resistance to change.

15: Decide whether you want to be an onlooker of life or a participant.
This is the birthplace of choice.

16: You hear with your ears- but you listen with your mind. You look with
your eyes- but you see from the heart.

17: Consciousness is not contained in your body- you are the
consciousness that contains the body. Consciousness draws to itself form
through which to express

18: Your mind cannot exist in the moment. You cannot think your way into
the moment, you can only think your way out of it. This indicates that
your mind/intellect cannot set you free. Only your consciousness is aware
of NOW. True freedom is a state of consciousness.

19: We each live in our own universe, a universe of our making. It is
designed to support our beliefs and our focus. Our thoughts are our
focus, so observe your thoughts, focus on your blessings, and trust. This
is how you become a participant.

20: Practise seeing all life around you as an aspect of yourself. In this
way you shatter the illusion of separation.

21: Your mind does now know the difference between what you do want or
what you don't want, it only knows what you focus on. Many people focus
on what they don't have, what they are incapable of doing and their
sicknesses.

22: If you focus on what you do have, it increases. If you focus on what
you don't have, you will have even less. If you focus on your
capabilities, they grow, if you focus on your health, it improves.

23: Your mind does not know the difference between a powerfully imagined
reality and a physical happening reality. Why? Because there is no
difference.

24: You only have a problem if you believe you have a problem.

25: Liv e these principles and you will be practising reality. Practise
reality until you overcome the illusion. It is only an illusion that you
are not free, now!

Author unknown


"Question Your Intention"



"Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else ...."

-- Archibald Alexander

Why are you doing what you are doing?

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Are you doing what you are doing for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons, or in honest service? Maybe you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose. This is a great way to become more conscious.

Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

"A good intention clothes itself with power."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Release the pain...and get on with life.



----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"When I left Charlie's place, I asked God to get all the
badness, the sorrow, the hurt--all the anger--and leave it
in the dust and to let there be a new world, a new life."
-Reba McIntire

----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What would happen if I just let go of all the sorrow,
pain and anger - just let it go?"

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Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

I recently read a short story about Reba McIntire's life.
I gained a whole new appreciation for her.

If you're not familiar with her, she's sold more country
music records than any woman in history.

Her first marriage was very painful. Just one example of
the things she endured was her husband's demand that if
they had any children, she'd have to quit singing because
he wasn't going to change any diapers. Imagine a guy who's
got a wife who makes tens of millions of dollars, and he
wants her to quit because he won't help with the kids.

Schmuck...

He never made her feel like she did anything important.

But she never gave in to the treatment she got from him.
Instead, after 11 years of marriage, she divorced him.

That was 1987.

Since then, she's done more in her industry than anyone
before her.

You see, you don't have to give in to your challenges.
Use them to make you stronger.

Look at the nay-sayers and tell them they're wrong. Use
their criticism to feed your determination...

When someone tells you that you can't, double your
efforts. They're probably wrong.

And if the worst thing happens, if you think you can't...
be intelligent. Make sure you're not climbing a mountain
that no one could scale. But if it's doable and if you
have the resources, or if you can get them...

...Then get rid of the doubt. Say "I can do it."

Focus on your goal TODAY - RIGHT NOW, and get busy. Get
very busy.

Life isn't going to slow down for you.

If it can be done, you can do it. But not by sitting on
your behind.

I love it when I hear people complaining about how some
famous person they read about is horrible.

"Not an environmentalist, not a supporter of this cause,
they got a nose job, that's not their real hair color, what
do they do with all their money, how could they divorce
their wonderful spouse, what kind of hair-do is that, they
don't compete fairly..."

Oh my God!

And all the while, they're sitting in the back yard
stuffing themselves with that dessert they don't need,
washing it down with that beer that won't erase the fact
that they're a failure in just about every sense of the
word.

Do you do this?

Then stop it and get busy making a life for yourself.

Do other people do it to you?

Then ignore them. They're not worth getting upset over.
Are they?

Listen to people who've achieved what you want to achieve.
Seek them out. If you don't know any, then find them.
Read their books. Study what you need to learn.

Think about it. If everyone let criticism stop him or
her, no one would do anything. Be like the people that let
it fall right off their backs.

Let go of the pain... and accept no more of it. Be what
you need to be when you need to be it.

You're steel. Arrows of criticism can't harm you.

You're wood. You won't sink under the weight of doubt.

You're passionate. Your new goals are too important to
let anything get in your way.

And today is the day that you make great progress.
Tomorrow is just a dream. Right Now is the only currency
you've got...

...So wisely spend all your energy on getting where you
are supposed to be going... today.

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************

If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I ignore my critics
-- I release all fear of making mistakes
-- I'm controlling my destiny today
-- I see my goals clearly and I'm going for them
-- I learned from yesterday, so I'm happy it all happened



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Make this an enlightened day!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I deepen my awareness of the consciousness of clarity, from
which my enlightened actions spring.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Clarity is/has a consciousness which is discernible. Each
day this month we are walking closer and closer to a deep
understanding of clarity. Today, we touch this
consciousness of clarity in a way that has meaning for us.
We recognize that our actions spring from the consciousness
with which we resonate. If we resonate with violence, our
actions are violent toward ourselves and/or others. If we
resonate with peace, our actions are peaceful toward
ourselves and/or others. Our task is to stay constantly in
the consciousness of clarity so that we do not confuse
ourselves or others by being inconsistent.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Imagine that the consciousness of clarity is a pool of
substance, perhaps like water -- maybe thicker, maybe
thinner. Imagine also the container that holds the
substance that you choose. Now, go dip into the pool. You
may want to swim in the pool, naked or with a bathing suit.
Do what feels safe, even if a bit unfamiliar. Touch
clarity. What does it feel like? See clarity. What does
it look like? Hear clarity. What does it sound like? Know
clarity. What is its wisdom? The more familiar you are
with the consciousness of clarity, the more you will be able
to sustain a relationship with clarity.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Eser Afacan

http://www.afacan.com/afacan_live_win.asp

Roses of Life

Teri Rosario Peach Colored Rose Giclee Print
I've dreamed many dreams that never came true, I've seen them vanish at dawn.
But I've realized enough of my dreams, thank God, To make me want to dream on.

I've prayed many prayers, when no answers came, Though I waited so patient and long,
But answers came to enough of my prayers To make me keep praying on.

I've trusted many a friend who failed And left me to week alone,
But I've found enough of my friends to be true To make me keep trusting on.

I've sown many seeds that fell by the way For the birds to feed upon,
But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hands To make me keep sowing on.

I've drained the cup of disappointment and pain And gone many days without song,
But I've sipped enough nectar from the roses of life To make me want to live on.

Author Unknown


"You're Not From Here"

Teri Rosario Afternoon Delight Giclee Print
Lara Fabian,

I don't know what is going on
You turn around and touch my heart
A silent moment speaks the truth
Something has happened all at once
It should have scared me in advance
But I was falling in those eyes of yours
And so
Fear was gone
I knew there was nothing else
I'd ever want
[Chorus:]
I know you
You're not from here
I've waited for you to appear
To take my breath away
And make me weep
You're not from here
Not from this here and now
Just a touch of yours
And I fly... and I fly... and I fly
I can't get used to missing you
If this is how it's gotta be
I need an angel to watch over me
No one can hold the hands of time
But I can hold you in my mind
Over and over like a melody
For now
I'll stand still
For now
I'll be filled by the memory of your skin
I know you
You're not from here
You don't belong to lies and tears
The greatness of your soul
Makes me weep
You're not from here
Not from this here and now
Just a touch of yours
And I fly... and I fly... and I fly

The Secret to Letting Go of Attachment



Often when we are trying to manifest something that we really want,
we may want it sooooo much that we become attached to it. Then we try
all sorts of strategies, techniques and exercises to get "unattached"
and yet our desired outcome just seems to get further and further
away. As the wise Buddha once said, "Attachment will lead to
suffering." When you become overly attached to any thought, feeling
or idea, your body becomes rigid and you feel that this thing MUST
manifest in order for you to be happy, or find peace with life in
some way. The truth is that joy, peace and relaxation is available
now. Your situation will change in time. Being attached to ANY desire
simply causes it to manifest slowly and arduously. The more you can
hold your desire gently, yet firm, it will manifest into your life as
fast as it can.

The great secret to letting go of attachment AND manifesting your
desired outcome, is to consciously let in the FEELINGS that your
desired outcome is already taking place. This may seem impossible
while in the face of your desire, yet remember that one of your main
jobs on this planet is to trust, let go, and know that the Universe
is conspiring in your favor. It is listening very attentively to your
every thought and feeling you have. So repay the favor by trusting it
back and letting go of the grip your mind has on your future.

When you actually make this leap of trust your body will immediately
relax since it believes on some level it has already manifested its
desire. The difference between truly visualizing your outcome
manifesting for you effortlessly, and trying to visualize it
happening to you is defined by how immersed in the FEELINGS of
trusting the Universe you can be. Often when you visualize something
you want to manifest, your body gets more tight, worried and
frustrated. The secret is remain present to the feeling that your
desire IS manifesting, the Universe IS listening, and practice
allowing IN the feelings of relief, trust and the satisfaction of
having already achieved your desire.

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"Stop The Battles"



"When you fight something, you’re tied to it forever. As long as you’re fighting it, you’re giving it power."

-- Anthony de Mello

What are you fighting?

Resistance always brings pain. Examine your struggle. What does your personality want from the situation? What does your soul want? What can you learn from this?

Always strive to mend separation and achieve unity. Always choose love over fear. If you can embrace whatever you are struggling against, the struggle will disappear.

"What you resist persists. And only what you look at, and own, can disappear. You make it disappear by simply changing your mind about it."

-- Neale Donald Walsch

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Life Is Tough-The Key Is How You Respond



----------------------------------
Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"Every experience that you have that doesn't
kill you can make you stronger."
-Unknown

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What must I do or think to stay in the state of mind
I need to be in to happily succeed today?"

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Today's Fast Session
----------------------------------

People in the sales profession can rise to peaks of
emotion if a call goes well. In the next minute, their
mental state can be in the gutter, due to a bad call or
missed appointment.

In truth, we all face those situations during the day,
especially in dealing with other people who don't do what
we want them to do.

Let's face it. We all have, potentially, hundreds of let
downs every day... but we also have hundreds of possible
opportunities to feel good, or at least keep our attitude
and emotions even.

When your email is filled with Spam, when someone yells at
you on the phone, when you drove for an hour and your
appointment doesn't show up... you have a golden
opportunity to work on your mind and to improve yourself
and your prospects for the future.

Life is everything that's good... and not so good.

You can't change the fact that sooner or later, you're
going to get a flat tire or the battery will die. One day,
the phone is going to ring and the school nurse will tell
you that you have to pick up your child because she's sick.
Someone close to you is going to die without any warning.

Just the other day, we got an email from a guy who wanted
a type of product we don't carry. He was in an irritated
mood even before he got a response. He said something
about don't be a "#%@^*" snob about the product. Before we
even sent a response!

We told him that we didn't have what he wanted. He found
it elsewhere and he emailed back and went on another tirade
about how horrible we were. Thank God this guy found the
self-help product he was looking for, I thought, because
he's going to hurt a lot of people before he's through in
this life... and THEY need intervention!

I personally emailed him back, and told him that we would
be happy to send any future requests for this type of
product to the same place he found it, if he would let me
know where to send them.

Another tirade about how condescending I was and what poor
service we provided. On and on he went.

Tell me...

Do you flip people off when they make errors on the road?
Do you yell at people on the phone? When people do it to
you do you have to go have a cigarette or a drink to calm
down? Does your heart start pounding faster? Do you get
flustered and become unable to think clearly?

Understand that it's all part of life... daily life.

When you wake up tomorrow, chances are excellent that
someone is going to do something stupid on the road. Don't
shake your fist at him. You'll feel even worse and less
able to perform your daily duties. Plus, you'd be
diverting his attention from the road again!!

Think about the consequences of YOUR actions.

I learned about the power of concentration and mental
focus years ago, when I was selling face to face. I would
chant a mantra for about 15 minutes before I arrived at
each appointment. I chanted the same one before I started
to make phone calls. My focus was complete. I could not
be distracted. I learned, by failing to concentrate, that
I would starve if I didn't keep my mind clear of all the
crap that the day would no doubt rain down on me if I let
it.

The net result was I made more calls than anyone in my
industry and my closing ratio was the highest in the
world... four times the average. If I had let those little
things get me down and tick me off, then I wouldn't have
been able to enjoy the success I had.

Those lessons are still with me today. Why? Because each
minute of the day, I tried to remember today's empowering
quote.

When bad things happen, there is always some kind of
lesson in them.

Either you uncover the lesson or you don't. It's as
simple as that. If you don't, then you'll continue to get
P.O.'d at the most inane stuff, you'll carry on with your
little grudges, you'll fight fire with fire, and your state
of mind immediately after these mental episodes will
prevent you from performing at your best and/or holding any
peace in your mind.

Today, notice what happens around you. (It's OK to do
this tomorrow, too.)

Ask yourself if it is normal.

Don't ask if it's desirable.

Just ask if it's normal, expected, typical, predictable,
natural, common, and probable. If your answer is yes, then
it doesn't make any sense to get upset about it, does it?

It's called life.

Then... find the lesson. Learn. And move forward more
happily and better able to keep your focus and your mood
high. You just turned a "problem" into an opportunity.

Your path has just changed.

Learn a lesson from everything that happens to you and
from all that you witness, and you won't recognize yourself
or your life a year from now.

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
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I love you all!!!

Mike


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Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
You want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I see the chance to learn in every situation
-- Life is fun and interesting now
-- I am in control of my moods today
-- I accept the possible as the probable today
-- I've let go of all anxiety about today's outcomes
-- I am growing rapidly in my abilities now



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I know that clarity leads to the highest good for all.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
It is important to learn to hold an intention for the
highest good for all. This is true whether we are clear or
not clear about the dynamics of the situation. In fact,
intending the highest good BRINGS us clarity. High
intention and clarity go hand in hand, like friends.
Clearly, one of the most potent ideas we can hold is that
life operates for the highest good for all. This idea is
one of the cornerstones of the foundation for the new
paradigm of living.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Please reconnect with your over-arching intention for
clarity. This week, the Being/Intending affirmations bring
the idea of intention into your everyday life. I suggest
you identify a specific event that is coming up for you -- a
meeting or a presentation or a task. (Right now, before you
close up this message.) You may find it particularly
helpful to identify something that is challenging you or
something about which you have been procrastinating. Set an
intention for clarity in this event/situation or use today's
affirmation as your intention for this event/situation.
Keep tapping the energy of high intention and the energy of
clarity as you proceed toward and through this situation and
this day.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Strategies for the Highest Good"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-strategies.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Be This Week

Greetings on the 3rd week of April with the theme of
Clarity. During this third week we focus on Being/Intending
Affirmations. Be this week!

ABOUT BEING/INTENDING AFFIRMATIONS and CLARITY
As you know, I recommend at the beginning of each month that
you create or identify an over-arching intention for the
theme. Here in the middle of the month, we explore
intention more deeply. "To intend" and "to be" are similar,
but not precisely the same -- which is why I slash them. It
is wise to explore intention and being BEFORE acting and
claiming and more meaningful to do so AFTER emptying
(Releasing/Cleansing) and opening to be filled anew
(Receiving/Accepting).

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
I have found that folks who really want to learn about
INTENTION are greatly supported by WRITING statements of
intention for simple, ordinary events in their lives. Say,
for example, you have a meeting next Thursday which you
believe may be challenging. In the past, this group has had
tedious meetings with little accomplished. So, you set a
high intention for the meeting and write it down: "To
experience open communication and clear direction for the
highest good for all." Watch your meeting change! Please
note: setting high intention is NOT a technique, but a
powerful principle. Writing down the high intention is a
technique. Please also note: you may want to establish
goals and outcomes for events IN ADDITION to high intention.
The intention is the consciousness in which you are present
to the meeting; goals and outcomes are related to the
actions of the meeting.

I find that folks who really want to learn about BEING are
greatly supported by various forms of meditation and
relaxation, depending on their life style. Many like to go
to the mountain top or the deep woods for solitude or to
listen deeply to their inner guidance. These are great
approaches AND it is important to be and to intend in the
midst of an ordinary day.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent being and intending for clarity it would be
"My intention is to be clear for the highest good of all."
It is clear and straightforward.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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April 15:
I know that clarity leads to the highest good for all.

April 16:
I deepen my awareness of the consciousness of clarity, from
which my enlightened actions spring.

April 17:
High intention operates in the midst of clarity. Clarity
operates in the midst of high intention.

April 18:
I envision a clear path. My mission is to see the world
clearly.

April 19:
I remember clarity. I am clear. I remember who I Am.

April 20:
I understand the meaning of clarity. I know that clarity
comes from the divine.

April 21:
Clarity enhances all my thoughts and feelings. My path is
clear.

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ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Strategies for the Highest Good"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-strategies.html
"New Meeting Paradigm"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/new-paradigm.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

"Problems Or Solutions?"



"If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility."

-- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?

It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."

-- Helen Keller

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LIFE IN ABUNDANCE COMES ONLY THROUGH LOVE



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Love is the most important ingredient of your success.
There is no force more potent than love.
Take away love and your world is a tomb.

Without love, your life echoes emptiness.
With it, your life will vibrate with warmth and meaning.
Even during great hardship, love shines through.

If you have love,
you don't need to have anything else,
and if you don't have love,
it doesn't matter what else you have.

As you look back on the events in your life
you will find that the moments that stand out,
the moments when you have really lived,
are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

Therefore, search for love.
Once you have learned to love,
you will have learned to live.

As water is to a flower,
so is love to the heart of another.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Sonnet XI.

 As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest In one of thine, from that which thou departest; And that fresh blood which youngly thou bestowest Thou mayst call thine when thou from youth convertest. Herein lives wisdom, beauty and increase: Without this, folly, age and cold decay: If all were minded so, the times should cease And threescore year would make the world away. Let those whom Nature hath not made for store, Harsh featureless and rude, barrenly perish: Look, whom she best endow'd she gave the more; Which bounteous gift thou shouldst in bounty cherish: She carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die.

What Do You Stand For?


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Today's Empowering Quote
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"The within is ceaselessly becoming the without. From the
state of a man's heart doth proceed the conditions of his
life; his thoughts blossom into deeds, and his deeds bear
the fruitage of character and destiny."
-James Allen (Author-"As a Man Thinketh")

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What do I want people to say about me after I'm gone --
and even while I'm still here?"

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Today's Fast Session
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I don't watch a lot of television. Watching other people
live their fake lives is a tremendous waste of a real one,
in my opinion.

I do, however, watch movies that have great lessons in
them, like 'Rocky,' 'Rudy,' and 'Mr. Holland's Opus.'
Stuff like that.

I first saw 'It's A Wonderful Life' in 1990. I cried a
lot. It was then that I knew I wanted to be like George
Bailey. I compared my life to his, and they didn't even
remotely resemble one another.

I thought: If I die right now, how many people will really
care? Have I done much for anyone beside myself?

It was then that I stepped up on the self-help books and
tapes and seminars. I tend not to do things in small ways,
so I became a sort of a fanatic. I figure that if you
really want to become more, you have to learn how.

You can't give what you don't have, after all.

This is part of the path that led me to being able to talk
to you every day.

Now, in your life, what is it that you'd like to stand
for? Books like 'As a Man Thinketh' by James Allen teach
about the power of thoughts. You see, we all are exactly
what we think. It's no accident that we end up where we
are in life.

I know, there are lots of situations like chance meetings,
freak accidents, who your parents and family are, etc. that
push us in certain directions. There's no refuting that
circumstances play a significant part in what your history
will ultimately be.

But regardless of what has happened to detour you, you
still decide where you'll go and whom you become from where
you currently are. Even if you are a world famous actor,
business or political leader, or a successful professional
in some other field (and there are many of all of those
that read this letter every week), what is it that you want
to stand for during this life?

I know a lot of people talk about actors that support this
and that thing, and it makes them "sick." But think about
it. Anyone who is absent of certain challenges (and it's
challenges that make life worth living), feels empty. So
they go looking for them. They don't want the meaning of
their lives to be just the characters they played. That's
not gratifying.

Only by helping other people and feeling a sense of
purpose will you truly be happy during your time here.

Pick up whatever books you can, watch inspiring movies,
listen to successful people.

Find some activities that make you feel alive.

If you're depressed every day, if you're filled with
anxiety and panic, if you start things and don't finish
them, then examine your thoughts. Are they all "self"
centered? If that is what you hear when you listen to that
little voice inside your head, you must set some goals. You
absolutely have to find some purpose.

And for Heaven's sake, do just one thing at a time. Don't
buy 10 books and try to read them all at once. This is not
one more thing to get panicky about. Just get "other
people" centered.

Start doing something for someone else beside yourself.

It really is that simple.

Don't look for the answer.

You're reading it now. Help someone else. Every hour.
That could mean just doing your job as well as you can this
hour. If you do, you're helping lots of people. Isn't
that right?

You're helping your customers, your employer, co-workers,
vendors, all those people's families and the service
providers who serve all of them.

You see, you can't help someone else without having a
tremendous effect on potentially thousands of others.

You can't possibly focus on being useful to the people
around you without feeling incredible joy and satisfaction
with yourself.

Is this starting to make sense yet? Good.

Think about whom you can help now. And if it's indirect,
think about all the people whose lives will be impacted if
you simply take your job a little more seriously.

I think you're about to have a few "Aha's."

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I am other person centered
-- I know that the quality of my life is the quality of my
thoughts
-- I am a positive and optimistic person
-- I've released all selfish thoughts and ways



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Make this an expectant day!



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I am ready right now to live in clarity.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Being ready is not a wimpy position. It is powerful to be
in a state of readiness, especially for the unknown. If we
must have everything proven to us before we are ready, we
miss opportunities -- opportunities for clarity as well as
the many other events and conditions we desire in our lives.
We open to feelings of readiness and expectancy and buoyancy
and aliveness. We recognize that being ready is a state of
mind that we choose.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Are you ready? Really? This is the last day of the
Receiving/Accepting Affirmations. You may wish to spend a
little time contemplating this idea of readiness. Here are
a few questions to inspire you: How do you know that you
are ready and/or not ready? Are your senses sharper or
duller? Do you stand differently? What is the rhythm of
your heart beat? How does the energy flow through you?
What else do you notice? How do you know, without any
doubt, that you are ready and/or not ready?

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html l
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html.html

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
Tomorrow the Being/Intending affirmations begin. Today is a
good day to test your readiness and to reflect on the
clarity you have already received so that you can explore
more deeply who you are. Please re-visit your over-arching
intention for clarity because you will use that as a foundation
for this further exploration.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Angel

Sarah Mc Laghlan  


Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight
 

in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there
 

so tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees
 

in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
 


YOUR ASPIRATIONS ARE YOUR POSSIBILITIES




The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream.
You must dream big and think big to be big.

You're as small as your controlling desires,
or as great as your dominant aspirations.
Once your mind stretches to a new idea
it will never go back to its original dimensions.

If you dream of little goals you can expect little achievement.
If the goals you dream of are big ones, you'll win big success.

High expectation always precedes high achievement.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Desperation Is Not An Aphrodisiac


Sending out the energy of desperation is like proclaiming to the Universe that you are a beggar and not the master of your life.  There's nothing positive that manifests out of sending desperation to others.  It actually makes everything you “need” manifest in a slower and more challenging way.  Desperation does not make anybody truly excited to help you more, or want to be with you in any way.  It creates tension in your body and panic in your mind.  It is definitely not a turn on.

If you are caught in playing the same desperate “poor me” game over and over, simply see how ridiculous it is and stop.  Refocus on what you do have instead of what you don’t have.  Then imagine that you are as brilliant and powerful as the Sun.  You have the energy inside you to give life to whatever idea, person, thing, money or instant manifestation your heart desires.  Whatever you focus on grows!  You are always sending out light and waves of manifesting energy. Just focus this energy on abundance, love, and the blessings you have instead of what you are lacking.  Lack will attract lack, while appreciation and gratitude will attract expansive experiences and stop the desperation saboteur in its tracks!  Become a manifesting magnet and turn appreciation into your aphrodisiac.

Remember, the Universe is always showering you with abundance…the real question is how open are you to receiving it?

Experience The Guided Meditations for Manifesting Abundance at:
http://www.enlightenedbeings.com/manifesting-money-meditations.html

Enjoy!
Jafree & Margot
www.EnlightenedBeings.com



"Perception Defines Our Reality"



"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend."

-- Henri Bergson

Our entire universe is energy -- vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patterns of our minds create the form of our world.

By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.

"There is no reality in the absence of observation."

-- The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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Make this an extraordinary day!



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I accept clarity, peace, and order in all aspects of life.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
To deepen the meaning of today's affirmation, let us suppose
that clarity and peace and order are physical things with
consciousness. (They are not physical, of course, but let's
play with this.....) So, let's say that clarity is white
and stands two feet tall and has a face that smiles. Peace
is pink, round and fluffy like clouds, and sings a sweet
melody. Order is straight like a pole and green, offering
strength. If we then invite these three objects into one
part of our lives, what happens? Something changes,
obviously! What and how? That's for each one of us to
experience individually.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
So often in a consultation when a person is close to
breakthrough on an issue, he or she reaches the realization
that "self acceptance" is the key. As you play today with
clarity and peace and order as objects (if you choose to
accept this assignment), notice how much easier it is to
accept yourself and your life. Everything in life is always
changing. Each moment is an opportunity to experience
change in the direction you truly desire.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Accepting paradoxes

 samurai

    

 "It’s odd," the warrior muses to himself. "I have met so many people who, at the first chance they get, try to show the worst of themselves. They hide their interior strength through aggressiveness and disguise the fear of solitude with an air of independence. They don’t believe in their own capacity but are always extolling their virtues to the four winds.”
     The warrior reads these messages in many men and women he knows. He is never fooled by appearances and insists on remaining silent when others try to impress him. But he uses the opportunity to correct his flaws – since people are always a good mirror.
      A warrior puts to good use every opportunity to teach himself and to admit his own contradictions.

Patience and Speed
     A Warrior of Light needs patience and speed at the same time. The two biggest mistakes of a strategy are to act prematurely and to let the opportunity pass by. To avoid making these mistakes, the warrior copes with each situation as if it were unique, and applies no formulas, prescriptions or the opinions of others.
      Caliph Moauiyat asked Omar Ben Al-Aas what was the secret of his great political skill: “I have never gotten involved in any matter without first studying the way out; on the other hand, I have never become involved and wanted to get out right away,” was his answer.

Pardoning x Accepting
     A Warrior of Light always keeps his heart clean of the sentiment of hate. To do so, he needs to pardon.
      When he walks to a fight, he never forgets Christ’s words: "love your enemies."
     And the warrior obeys, but always remembers that Christ did not say: “like your enemies.”
     The act of pardoning does not oblige him to accept everything. A warrior must not lower his head, otherwise he loses sight of the horizon of his dreams.

Resting x Acting
     In the interval of the combat, the warrior rests.
      He often spends days on end doing nothing, because his heart needs that.
      But his intuition remains alert. He does not commit the capital sin of Sloth, because he knows where that can lead to: the tepid feeling of Sunday afternoons, when time passes – and nothing else.
     The warrior calls this "cemetery peace." He recalls an extract from the Apocalypse: I curse you because you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot! But since you’re tepid, I shall vomit you from my mouth.
     A warrior rests and laughs. But he is always attentive and ready to act.

Angel x Devil
     A warrior knows that an angel and a devil dispute the hand that holds the sword.
      The devil says: "you are going to fail. You are going to miss the right moment. You are afraid."
     The angel says: "you are going to fail. You are going to miss the right moment. You are afraid."
     The warrior is surprised. Both of them say the same thing.
      Then the devil continues: "let me help you."
     And the angel says: "I’ll help you."
     That is when the warrior notices the difference. The words are the same, but the allies are different.
      So he dedicates his victory to God. And with the confidence of the brave he chooses the hand of his angel.

Believing in signs
     
The Warrior of Light knows the importance of his intuition.
      In the midst of battle he has no time to think about the enemy’s blows – so he uses his instinct and obeys his angel. In times of peace he deciphers the signs that God sends him.
      People say: "he’s crazy."
     Or else: "he lives in a world of fantasy."
     Or even: "how can he trust things that have no logic?"
     But the warrior knows that intuition is the alphabet of God, and continues listening to the wind and talking to the stars.

Believing in love
     
For the warrior, there is no such thing as impossible love. He does not let himself be intimidated by silence, indifference or rejection. He knows that behind the mask of ice that people wear there exists a heart of fire.
      That is why the warrior risks more than others. He seeks tirelessly for someone’s love - even if this means often hearing the word "no", returning home defeated and feeling rejected in both body and soul.
      A warrior does not let himself become scared when he seeks what he needs. Without love he is nothing.

Believing in negotiation
     A Warrior of Light cannot always choose his battle field. Sometimes he is caught by surprise in the midst of combats he did not desire, but there is no use in fleeing, because these combats will follow him.
      So at the moment when the conflict is almost inevitable, the warrior talks with his adversary. Without showing fear or cowardice, he tries to find out why the other wants the fight, what reasons made him leave his village and seek him out for a duel. Without unsheathing his sword, the warrior convinces him that that combat is not his.
      A Warrior of Light listens to what his adversary has to say. And only fights if it is necessary. But if there is no alternative he thinks neither of victory or defeat: he takes the combat all the way to the end.

Believing in perseverance
     The Warrior of Light never forgets the old advice about accepting trials and criticism humbly.
      Injustice happens. He also suddenly finds himself involved in situations that he did not deserve, at moments that he has no means to defend himself.
      At such times the warrior remains silent. He does not waste energy on words, because they can do nothing; it is better to use his strength to resist, be patient and know that Someone is watching. Someone who saw unjust suffering and cannot accept that.
      This Someone gives the warrior what he needs most: time. Sooner or later everything will once again work in his favor.
      A Warrior of Light is wise; he does not comment on his defeats.

Believing the Personal Legend
     A Warrior of Light assumes his Personal legend entirely – his reason for living. His companions remark: "his faith is admirable!"
     The warrior is proud for a few minutes and then ashamed of what he hears, because he does not possess the faith that he displays.
      At this moment his angel whispers to him: "you are only an instrument of the light. There is no reason to feel proud of yourself or to feel guilty; there is only reason to fulfill your destiny."
     And the Warrior of Light, aware that he is an instrument, feels calmer and more secure.

 
 
www.warriorofthelight.comCopyright @ 2005 by Paulo Coelho 

Sonnet X.

For shame! deny that thou bear'st love to any, Who for thyself art so unprovident. Grant, if thou wilt, thou art beloved of many, But that thou none lovest is most evident; For thou art so possess'd with murderous hate That 'gainst thyself thou stick'st not to conspire. Seeking that beauteous roof to ruinate Which to repair should be thy chief desire. O, change thy thought, that I may change my mind! Shall hate be fairer lodged than gentle love? Be, as thy presence is, gracious and kind, Or to thyself at least kind-hearted prove: Make thee another self, for love of me, That beauty still may live in thine or thee.

Make this an outstanding day!



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Clarity, you are my friend. I am willing for you to
surround me with your energy.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Today, we acknowledge Clarity as a friend and invite Clarity
to surround us. Every month on this DailyAffirm List, I
talk about this idea of friendship. A True Friend is loving
and nonjudgmental, always available and accessible. Such a
Friend does not have the frailty of a human friend. We must
give ourselves and our human friends the space to make
mistakes and forget and not be there for us or others.
Clarity, however, does not fail us. We may misinterpret or
misunderstand, but Clarity is clarity. We let clarity be
our friend.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
If Clarity is feminine for you, let her surround you as a
nurturing mother, wise grandmother, loving sister, or caring
aunt. If Clarity is masculine for you, let him surround you
as a protective father, wise grandfather, loving brother, or
caring uncle. Or just call Clarity "friend" without thought
of gender or similar ideas that separate you from others.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Masculine and Feminine Energies"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/masculine-feminine-energy.html
"Resonating with the Light with Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/resonating-with-light.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this a powerful day!



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Dear God, allow me to see clarity in a way that I can
receive.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
This simple request opens us further to clarity, asking that
our direct experiences teach us in ways that are meaningful
to us. We may say we WANT to receive clarity, even desire
it intensely, yet be unable to accept it. As we work with
this affirmation today, it is helpful to consider all the
different ways in which clarity comes to us. This
understanding of clarity assists us during the rest of this
month's exploration and also enriches our lives generally.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
So, consider, HOW do you receive clarity? Clarity can come
at the supermarket check-out line, in a book that falls from
a shelf into your hands, or buried in the middle of a
long-winded paragraph. I sometimes go to a workshop or
other event specifically asking for an answer to a question
or a decision. I may even have the insight that the answer
will come to me in the middle of the event or during a break.
Everyone and everything is my teacher, so I listen in ways
that I can listen and see in the ways that I can see. Who
or what teaches you today about clarity? (P.S., For those
of you who are offended by my use of the word "God," please
see comments with the April 9 affirmation.)

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Want To Be Truly Happy?



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is
Jesus' statement: "He that is greatest among you shall be
your servant." Nobody has one chance in a billion of being
thought really great after a century has passed except
those who have been the servants of all. That strange
realist from Bethlehem knew that."
-Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What can I do for someone today that will help them now?"

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Today's Fast Session
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Yesterday, I got a real slap in the face.

The owner of an auto service business I had been going to
for many YEARS, treated me more or less like a common
criminal. I had forgotten my wallet, but I had my AMEX
card (which he doesn't accept) in my pocket.

So, instead of letting me go home to get my wallet, he
insisted that someone bring a form of payment before he
would give me the keys to my car.

He said, "So you want me to chase you around to get paid?"

He actually said that to me. For $28. He knows me. I've
been going there for years. I see him on the average of
every two months.

This is an extreme example of not being able to see the
forest for the trees.

Most of the sticky situations we all find ourselves in
don't usually SEEM clear as to what we should do. But it
probably is clear, if you are.

Look at today's quote again.

From the time we're able to do it, we like to help people.
My son, who's three, says, "Mickey help too!" After he
"helps," we thank him profusely, and even applaud.
Usually, he immediately does something else to "help" too.
We all like to be recognized and appreciated. When we're
toddlers, that's why we do it, right?

Because it makes us feel good...

When do people usually stop being so enthusiastic about
helping out and serving others? Isn't it often when they
feel it's under appreciated?

I don't know about you, but I just had a breakthrough as I
type here. Wow!

I just thought about all the times when I hid out trying
to avoid doing anything. And it occurs to me that I wasn't
going to get any kind of heartfelt thanks. Or any kind of
thanks. Just criticism if I didn't do something perfectly.

My mind also went to times when I was the critic and
wondered why I didn't get enthusiasm and eager help.

I'll bet if you sat down, got quiet and got real honest
with yourself, you would realize that one reason you often
don't perform at your best, and look to help out more often
is the lack of appreciation.

This is where the value of healthy self-esteem and
confidence comes in to play. It must take over when the
outside world isn't recognizing you for your contributions.

You must recognize you.

You must affirm your value and your ability constantly.
This is what separates the winners from the losers...

The haves and have-nots.

The happy from the desperately depressed.

If you can't do something unless you get outside
encouragement, then you're going to be sitting around a lot.

Serving others and being a "self starter" is what success
is all about. I hear, "What should I do?" every day.

First you've got to get focused on other people. Helping
others is why we were put here on earth, not to play and
entertain ourselves all day. If you don't help anyone
throughout the course of each day, you have no purpose.
You don't have to have tremendous strength and capabilities
to make yourself useful. Just the ability to care.

Even a sympathetic ear can be the biggest help sometimes.

When I train new salespeople, the first lesson is always
about getting clear on why you're calling someone. It's to
help THEM. They must love their customers so much that it
comes out in every word, every action.

That's why you were put here. Make that the focus of your
days and your hours. You'll get the appreciation you
crave, if you do.

And if you don't?

Well, that's why we include affirmations in every letter.
So YOU can give it to yourself, and so you can instruct
yourself instead of waiting for someone else to tell you
what to do!

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What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
You want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- Service and I are one
-- My purpose is to serve others
-- I get everything I want when I am useful to others
-- The more people I help, the more I receive
-- I have the ability to help others how they need it most
-- Love stands behind all my actions

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WHEN YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN, YOU CAN




If you want to be successful,
start thinking of yourself as being successful.
You are what you believe yourself to be.

Don't be afraid of what life has to offer you.
If you believe that life is worth living,
your belief will help create the fact.

The barrier between you and success
is not something that exists in the real world.
It's simply composed of doubts about your ability.
Your only limits to your realization of tomorrow
will be your doubts of today.

Success is a state of mind.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Stop and Dwell...

...upon those positive life affirming thoughts you most
want to have. Focus for several minutes everyday on them and the
feelings that arrive with them. Let yourself be absorbed in the
experience of being abundant, loving, joyful and free! Do this daily
and you will literally magnitize those divinely abundant, loving and
free people into your life.

By continuously summoning upon these heart expansive and truly
"alive" thoughts you will discover that there already is a divine
abundance around you. It will show up easier and faster than if you
were to work 1000 times harder for it. Remember, you have the power
within you to create miracles...enjoy using it! ~Jafree Ozwald
http://www.ManifestingVibration.com

Many blessings to you,
Jafree
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com

Sonnet IX.

 Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye That thou consumest thyself in single life? Ah! if thou issueless shalt hap to die. The world will wail thee, like a makeless wife; The world will be thy widow and still weep That thou no form of thee hast left behind, When every private widow well may keep By children's eyes her husband's shape in mind. Look, what an unthrift in the world doth spend Shifts but his place, for still the world enjoys it; But beauty's waste hath in the world an end, And kept unused, the user so destroys it. No love toward others in that bosom sits That on himself such murderous shame commits.

"What's Off Balance?"



"To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious."

-- Samuel Butler

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

"The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine -- it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!"

-- Joyce Irvine

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Seek And Ye Shall Find



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"The people who get on in this world are the people who
get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if
they can't find them, make them."
-George Bernard Shaw

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Today's Empowering Question
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"How good am I going to feel when I (reach some outcome)?"

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Today's Fast Session
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I just had a conversation with someone I've known my whole
life. This man lost over $150,000 in the stock market in
the last 20 months. He just kept watching it go down,
down, down. Of course, he's been listening to a small town
broker who doesn't know much.

It just breaks my heart to have watched this, because it
was so avoidable. There is so much information in the
world right at our fingertips that it's simply shocking to
me that anyone would continue to blindly trust someone
without getting more education on investing.

As people living in the 21st century, we've lost all
excuses to getting beaten like that in most areas of life.

I mean if you want to lose weight, gain weight, stop a
rotten habit, find your love, help your kids get better
grades, be a great parent, make more money, etc., etc.,
etc. the How-To is out there. But you have to find it and
then DO something.

When I had so screwed up my life that I was living in a
vehicle, no one was betting on me to make it to my next
birthday, let alone reach the top of the mountain. But it
was by using the wealth of information that's available to
us all that helped me salvage my life from certain
destruction and put me on the right path.

Now I'd been imploring and begging this guy for the last
32 months to subscribe to investment journals and
newsletters. Nope. Things were going just fine. Didn't
need it. Market is going to turn around any time. Now
he's scared to put money into anything. That's what a lack
of knowledge and fear will do to you.

It didn't take a genius to make money in the market for
quite a long time. So after being lulled to sleep by the
good times, he knows absolutely nothing more about
successful investing than he did 10 years ago.

And investing is just one of many broad areas of life
where you can easily succeed or fail based on just one more
(or one less) bit of information.

Of course you still have to act on your knowledge.
Because when it comes to the important decisions in life,
motivation and belief aren't always enough. You must know
what you're doing. There is no substitute for a good well
drawn out plan based on solid principles.

Back to investing for a moment. Why doesn't Warren
Buffett, the world's greatest investor, invest in high tech
and internet stocks? Because as a whole, they don't have a
long enough track record to have proven to be able to
perform in many different economic environments. Hey, I
worked for a large, well-funded "dot com" that doesn't
exist anymore!

The bottom line is this...

If you want to learn something, you've got to learn it
from the people who KNOW what you want to learn.

Don't cry about your relationships to people who have been
married and divorced four times. Don't ask your next-door
neighbor about their favorite stock. And don't take weight
loss advice from someone who is 50 pounds overweight.

When I wanted to build my book business, for example, I
called people from all over the country who had similar
businesses. I called my largest supplier and asked them
who their top distributors were. I then called about 20 of
them. I picked their brains about everything I could
possibly think of. This was a never-ending process for
about 15 months.

And in less than 12 months, I had built the largest
business of its kind in the world. Not because I'm so
smart... but because I found out where the knowledge was
and systematically proceeded to hunt it down.

Was it a lot of work? Whew!! But I don't regret it for a
moment. It was part of the process of developing myself
into the person I wanted to become.

It wasn't just a way to make money. The money is long
gone. But the knowledge, the self-confidence and the
incredible belief in my abilities stay with me even today.
It's part of the foundation of who I am now.

It reminds me of what a body builder I used to work out
with a number of years ago said about his methods and
dedication to working out. He was not just big... he was
perfectly proportioned as well.

He said, "I get to carry my trophy around with me forever."

Learn what you need to know to get what you want. It's
the surest, fastest way. Then go about using what you've
learned and YOU'LL get to carry YOUR trophy around with YOU
forever, too.

=======================================
What if you had the same minute-by-minute thoughts as the
super successful? Mike Brescia has developed the ultimate
mental conditioning programs that can help anyone wipe out
intense fears and enjoy huge successes in all areas of
life. FR~EE details==> http://www.thinkrightnow.com
FR~EE email course ==> mailto:successcourse@aweber.com
=======================================


I love you all!!!

Mike


************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I'm growing & developing with each new day's experiences
-- I'm using my knowledge to help myself and others
-- My confidence in my abilities is growing daily now
-- When I need to know something, I get the knowledge
-- I stay current in the areas that are important to me
-- I'm worth the effort to build my skills and knowledge
-- I'm my own best friend and I act like it



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Make this a deLIGHTful day!



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I allow clarity to flow through me, filling my cells and
every fiber of my being.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Sometimes we want clarity so much that we grasp at it or we
grasp it. Clarity, however, is something to BE rather than
to possess. I consider that clarity is both a quality and
an energy that must move. It is light. Clarity that flows
through us is powerful -- if we try to capture it, we lose
it. Today's affirmation supports us in vibrating to clarity
so that as we need it, we can call upon it in unlimited
supply.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
If you breathed in yesterday's affirmation as suggested, you
will find today's affirmation the perfect follow up. Let
clarity flow through you, breathe through you. Let your
cells be touched, even filled, with clarity. Every fiber,
every particle, every atom opens to clarity. Accept clarity
as part of you. Let clarity act as you. Today, how can you
open even more to clarity?

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"How Big is Your World?"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/big-world.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

The Manifesting Meditation



Found online at:
http://www.enlightenedbeings.com/manifesting-meditation.html

Right now, you have the power to manifest an abundant financial
situation, loving relationships, the ideal satisfying career, optimum
health and a spiritual awakening! This is all possible by increasing
the vibration within your body, with your mind, and holding the
vision of what you choose to experience in your world.

The Manifesting Meditation below will help you manifest your life
dreams and desires faster and easier. Feel free to do this
manifesting meditation as many times as you wish, and share it with
whomever you please. It's possible for everyone to start living a
more empowering life that they love! Below is the explanation and the
instructions...have fun!!

Manifesting any desired outcome happens when we are imagining that we
are experiencing what we want, while being open and receptive to the
Universe. The more open and trusting we can become, the easier those
things, people and experiences we want just magically materialize
into our lives! The key to manifesting is staying connected to the
FEELING as if your desired outcome is already here now!

This is where the experience of meditation comes in. Meditation is a
quieting of the mind, where we come into a deep place of silence,
inner peace and stillness inside. Meditation empowers you to hold on
to your vision, while tapping into the infinite reservoir of fuel
behind the manifesting machine that you already are! When we bridge
the gap between these two experiences of Manifesting and Meditation,
we create a vehicle that will skyrocket you towards your desired
outcome!

Important: Before you begin the Manifesting Meditation, decide on
what you want to manifest. Take some time to think about this and
decide on one thing that you are willing to do this meditation on for
at least the next 3 days. Now it may take you more or less than 3
days to create what you want, it just depends on how high your
vibration already is, how big are your emotional and mental blocks to
receiving and experiencing your desire, and the magnitude that you
feel your desire holds for you in your future. Once you decide on
what you want, start to SEE and FEEL yourself doing this one thing.
Now, get ready to experience The Manifesting Meditation!!

The Manifesting Meditation

Sitting comfortably on the floor, with your back against
a wall and start to relax your body. Say to your body, "relax"
and command every muscle, bone and cell in your entire body
to totally let go and relax. Allow the mind to quiet and the body to
soften.
Relax EVERY muscle and cell in your body to the point of becoming
very silent and still.

When the body is totally relaxed, you will feel somewhat
spacious, or a feeling of timelessness. Then imagine
at the base of your spine a golden river flowing with powerful
energy that is gently rising up like from the center of the earth
into
your body. This is a warm flowing healing energy that is
connected to an infinite Source of abundance, love and goodness.

Allow it to move slowly up into the base of the spine
and let it collect there for 5-10 minutes. Use your breath
to pull up more energy if you want to, until it fills the base of
your body.

Now this golden energy is very powerful. It is the manifesting
energy!
Allow it to move up in an 6-8 inch diameter column of light into your

solar plexus and stomach. When it feels like your body is tingling,
warm or very "alive", focus on it rising up into the belly, heart,
throat and brain.

Just by focusing on these parts of your body, the golden
energy will flow there. Now, allow this river to come up
and fill every cell in your body with Golden Healing Energy and
Light!
Your breath is the "pump" for your golden manifesting energy.
Gently, yes very gently, use each inhale to SLOWLY pull
the energy up the spine and on the exhale let the energy
move through and out your hands, eyes, and mouth.

Your hands, eyes, and mouth are your manifesting "projectors"
(like movie projectors) that channel the Golden energy/light
to form into the images that you want to manifest.
See and feel your desired outcomes being created on a
big screen in front of you! Stay in this powerful projection state
about 10-15 minutes, replaying the scenes you love and putting
the movie on "still pause" in the scenes you truly love.
When you are finished with your manifesting meditation,
just relax and enjoy the rest of your day or evening.

To increase your vibration exponentially, you'll want to tap into
your body's full potentiality. This can be done by opening up the
energy in the following areas
of your life: Mental, Financial, Physical, Energetic, Spiritual,
Social, Inspirational, Emotional, Sensual, Power Foods,
Detoxification, Purification, Relaxation, and Restful Sleep. The 8
habits Manifesting Routine found in, "How To Raise Your Manifesting
Vibration!" is guaranteed to open up these areas to their fullest
potentiality. You will see a major difference in your ability to
manifest by applying these habits to each area of your life. The
ebook can be downloaded instantly at the following link: Enjoy!
www.ManifestingVibration.com

Many Blessings to you,
Jafree
http://www.EnlightenedBeings.com

What Would They Do?


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Today's Empowering Quote

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"The principles you live by create the world you live in;
if you change the principles you live by, you will change
your world."
-Blaine Lee

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What would (name of a successful person) think about this?
What would they do in this situation? Then why don't I do
that?"

************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I absolutely believe that I can reach my biggest goals
-- I'm just as deserving of success as anyone else
-- I control my actions and my destiny
-- Right decisions are coming easily to me now
-- Answers are coming to me easily now
-- I can handle any situation that comes my way



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"What Is Love?"

love

"When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully -- in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love."

-- Eknath Easwaran

"Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being - a relatedness, a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts."

-- Robert A. Johnson

"When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. Miracles happen all the time, because those miracles are performed by the heart. The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible."

-- Don Miguel Ruiz

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YOU CAN'T SUCCEED WITHOUT A GOAL




The indispensable first step
to getting the things you want out of life is this:
decide what you want.

You must first establish your objectives
if you are to accomplish anything in a big way.
Goals give you a starting place and a destination.
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

Determine what you want.
Decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination.
If you don't know where you're going, how can you expect to get there?

Goals are dreams that are written down.
Plant your dreams, nourish and begin to live them.
The most important thing about a goal is having one.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Make this a creative day!



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I receive clarity from the Universe. I resonate with the
creative energy of clarity.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
As we open to clarity, we receive more and more clarity.
Clarity has a resonance, a vibration, which we can discern.
As we open to receive this affirmation, we become more
familiar with the vibration of clarity. We take a few
moments right now in our busy day to breathe this
affirmation into our consciousness so that we can feel or
sense the resonance of clarity. Non-clarity also has a
distinct vibration. Discernment is knowing the difference.
Judgment is saying one is bad and the other, good.
Happiness comes when we notice the difference and make an
empowered choice without disdain.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
My intention is to use words that are inclusive and general
enough for you to relate to and/or understand. When I use
the word "Universe" I know there is the risk that you will
object because your preferred word is "God" -- a word
that offends others. One of the reasons that I often
encourage you to select your own words, or change the
affirmation, is to make the process more personal for you.
As you take responsibility for your own process, you
accelerate. In addition, you enhance your tolerance for
others' viewpoints and lifestyles. As you are resonating
with clarity today, be conscious of your breath.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html
"One Thought at a Time"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/finding-empowering-thoughts.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

You'll See It When You Believe It



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Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"Doubts are more cruel than the worst of truths."
-Moliere

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What could I and should I be absolutely certain about?"

************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- I believe in myself, and it shows
-- My confidence is growing today
-- I've dissolved the habit of ever giving up
-- My resolve to win is strong now


"Compassion"



"What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart."

-- Marshall B. Rosenberg

"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."

-- Thomas Merton

"When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, we must be able to share another person’s suffering and pain -- knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like."

-- John Gray

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Make this a ONEderful day!



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I open to allow clarity to operate in my life, in all life.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Most of these DailyAffirm affirmations are written so that
we can apply them to our personal lives, right where we live.
From time to time, I like to mention the rest of humanity,
and indeed the whole universe. Today's affirmation is an
intention to invite clarity into ALL of life. One Life. As
we make this invitation, clarity becomes more familiar.
Non-clarity will also be part of our experience from time to
time, but we affirm that it is clarity that we prefer.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
I suggest that you create a picture that for you represents
opening to clarity in order to enhance your process. You
may draw on a past experience or remember a scene in a movie
that represents this for you. Here are a few suggestions
that might inspire you: A large light bulb or flood light
on a path; A child (maybe even you!) in a gentle rainstorm
with arms and face open upward; A flashlight changing to a
flood light and then to sunlight as you recognize more
deeply who you are; A ball called "Clarity" guiding you.
Let your picture open and support you.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Moving Through Puddles"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-development.html

ABOUT THE BOOK OF THE MONTH RECOMMENDATION
Those of you who have participated regularly on this
DailyAffirm process know that I regularly talk about the
importance of being in the present moment. My perspective
is that there is only one time in which we experience life:
the present moment. The idea of living in the present and
in the Presence is a concept that cuts through all the
monthly themes. I have observed that greater and greater
clarity comes to those who practice giving their attention
to the now. I am delighted to introduce you to this
well-written book. And, as with other writings that are
conceived with high intention, a high consciousness comes
through with the words. The book is "The Power of Now: A
Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" by Eckhart Tolle. Please
read my book comments at
http://www.mhmail.com/bookstore/jfavann2.html#Tolle

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

Make this an ACCEPTional week!

Greetings on the 2nd week of April with the theme of
Clarity. During this second week we focus on Receiving
/Accepting Affirmations.


ABOUT RECEIVING/ACCEPTING AFFIRMATIONS and CLARITY
This week's affirmations are focused on opening to clarity.
We receive or accept with the same consciousness in which we
give, so this week we look at both giving and receiving and
the accompanying attitudes. Examples of receiving are:
meditation, relaxing at the beach, having a massage,
listening to a friend. Examples of giving are: writing a
payment check to the electric company, giving a special item
wrapped in colorful paper to Grandma, expressing a compliment.
Receiving is receiving. Giving is giving. Also, giving is
receiving; receiving is giving. The package is merely the
vehicle for our consciousness. The consciousness of love
and peace and abundance can permeate all our experience --
giving, receiving, starting, stopping, emptying out, acting,
integrating, etc.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
When I think of the concept of "opening" I often think of a
child in a gentle rainstorm with arms and face upward, with
an open heart and total trust in the universe. Sometimes
this picture includes movement, like a dance; sometimes it
is more like a still photo. Always, it is joyful. Your
picture may vary from mine, but here is the key question:
What is the consciousness of your receiving and accepting?
I encourage you to pay special attention to this during this
week.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent receiving and accepting for clarity it would be
the affirmation for April 13: "I accept clarity, peace, and
order in all aspects of my life." It is simple, yet
expansive.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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April 8:
I open to allow clarity to operate in my life, in all life.

April 9:
I receive clarity from the Universe. I resonate with the
creative energy of clarity.

April 10:
I allow clarity to flow through me, filling my cells and
every fiber of my being.

April 11:
Dear God, allow me to see clarity in a way that I can
receive.

April 12:
Clarity, you are my friend. I am willing for you to
surround me with your energy.

April 13:
I accept clarity, peace, and order in all aspects of life.

April 14:
I am ready right now to live in clarity.

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"Labels Limit Us"



"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

-- Lao Tzu

How do you label yourself? How do you label others?

Be aware that any label is limiting. Labels stick us in a box where there’s no room to move. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.

"As long as I am this or that, I am not all things."

-- Meister Eckhart

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

-- Og Mandino

Sonnet VIII.

Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly? Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy. Why lovest thou that which thou receivest not gladly, Or else receivest with pleasure thine annoy? If the true concord of well-tuned sounds, By unions married, do offend thine ear, They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear. Mark how one string, sweet husband to another, Strikes each in each by mutual ordering, Resembling sire and child and happy mother Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing: Whose speechless song, being many, seeming one, Sings this to thee: 'thou single wilt prove none.'

The secret of inner peace is ...



...acting in freedom, from your inner center, and not in bondage to the
world's demands.


"Imagine Your Ideal Future"


"Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions."

-- Albert Einstein

If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?

All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.

Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.

"Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances"

-- Unknown source

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YOU CAN OPEN ANY DOOR WITH CONCENTRATION




The first law of success is concentration.
Bend all of your energies to one point,
and go directly to that point,
looking neither to the right nor the left.

Concentration is the magic key
that opens the door to accomplishment.
Success is the result of well directed energy.

You can, in time, become what you earnestly desire to be,
if you set your face in the direction of the things you want
and bring all your powers to bear towards its attainment.

When your physical and mental resources are focused,
your power to solve problems multiplies tremendously.
To do two things at once is to do neither.

Nothing can add more power to your life
as much as concentrating all your energies
on a limited set of targets.

The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

You Can't Fake Character


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Today's Empowering Quote
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"A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him, but
his character is what he really is."
--Jack Miner

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"What do I really want my life to be about?"

Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts

************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I let the compass guide my actions today
-- I value my character as more important than any
possession
-- I'm proud of who I am and who I'm becoming

Make this a pure day!



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I let Spirit (My Higher Self, God, My Spirit Guides, The
One, The Force, Infinite Source) clear any remaining
thoughts and feelings of disorder and impurity.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
On this last day of this first week of April, we trust
Spirit to clear away thoughts and feelings that may
interfere with our experience of clarity. We choose one or
any combination of names for Spirit. Disorder and impurity
are suggested ideas that reflect "non-clarity." Other
possibilities are confusion, distortions, toxicity, fog,
dizziness, contamination, disorder, indecision. While we
sometimes get distracted by words, we know that Spirit needs
no words. We trust. We surrender to Spirit for the Light.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
This is the last of the official "clearing" days this month
for the theme of clarity. However, you are likely to
continue to experience clearing for clarity because this is
a process, not a singular event. You collected non-clarity
in cycles; now you release in cycles. So, take a moment to
reflect on anything unclear that may seem to remain within
your consciousness that needs to be cleared or cleaned or
explored further. You may be able to name it specifically
or not. Simply trust that when using today's affirmation
all that is unclear becomes clear in the right and perfect
time. Trust the process.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Fire Free Bird"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/surrender-to-trust.html
"Trust: New Bottom Line"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/personal-growth-trust.html

ABOUT THE NEXT TYPE OF AFFIRMATIONS
Tomorrow we re-focus the theme of clarity with affirmations
that reflect the ideas of Receiving/Accepting. To open up
to clarity in your life can be the first step in receiving
all the blessings you desire. You may also want to re-visit
your over-arching intention for clarity as you shift from
this week's type of affirmation to tomorrow's.

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

How to Manifest your Soul Mate....

First of all, we may need to redefine exactly what qualifies someone
as a Soul Mate. A soul mate is someone who you experience a deep
intimate connection and profound synchronicity with. You can often
have the feeling that each moment truly feels "timeless" together,
and upon your first meeting you may feel as if you have known each
other for many years. You may also feel like you can share anything
you are experiencing in your life without editing your words or
holding back in any way. There is this simple presence together, and
a closeness that allows you to relax with this person and fully be
yourself.

The truth is there are many people on the planet who can fit into
this description of being your soul mate. You don't have to yearn and
search for years to locate that one and only one person (out of 6.5
billion) if you wish to experience a fulfilling love life. You can
have this deeper profound loving connection with many of them, and
experience this satisfying soul connection with them every day.

So what is stopping you from manifesting your soul mate?

Often the negative experiences from the past can block our heart from
trusting love, and create an impenetrable wall of defense blocking
your soul mate from finding you. If your heart is still holding onto
previous wounds or negative experiences from relationships in your
past, it may feel that it's TOO dangerous to let love in, and is busy
trying to protect itself from getting hurt again. The interesting
thing is that this wall doesn't allow in any pain or feelings of
being loved. The wall blocks both the positive and negative
experiences, leaving you completely void of personal intimate
relationships.

Even though you may not think you have a "wall" around your heart,
you can always practice letting more love in. The melting and healing
of even the smallest of walls is one of the greatest keys to
manifesting your soul mate. If you have been with someone for many
years and you still feel that they are not your soul mate, it is very
possible that a mini-defense wall was put up, and is not allowing you
to FEEL the deeper intimate soul connection you have with them. This
happens more frequently than you think.

Many people who are together for years often find themselves feeling
stuck, blocked or blaming their partner for not being able to move
deeper into the relationship. They may experience a variety of
negative thoughts and feelings about their partner and themselves.
They may find that the intimacy between them has become a game of
shielding oneself. This again is caused by unhealed wounds from the
past and can be changed through healing the heart and re-connecting
your soul with their heart in your inner world. Always
remember...your inner world manifests your outer world. When you are
experiencing a deep loving intimate connection with your "inner
mate", he or she will manifest into your outer world! When your heart
is open and ready to receive the experience of being loved without
fear of abandonment, rejection, or pain, your soul mate will
resurface and show up physically in your outer world.

http://www.manifest-soul-mate.com/

Make this a clear day!



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I dissolve thoughts that suggest there is no clarity. I say
goodbye to confusion.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
This affirmation continues the ideas expressed in the last
few days. We say goodbye to confusion, goodbye to anything
that is unclear. The next time we meet non-clarity we can
recognize it and say goodbye again. We put our attention on
what we desire to manifest -- clear vision, true mission,
calming peace, unconditional love, rewarding relationships.
When we give our attention to such desires, confusion
disappears.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As you continue to neutralize those things that have been or
have appeared to be distorted, you can use many different
techniques and strategies. One way is always with you and
costs nothing: your breath. You can use your breath to
breathe in clarity and peace; then breathe out confusion and
disharmony. Breathe in spirit; breathe out illusions.
Breathe in light; breathe out anything unlike the light.
Create your own breathing mantra and let your breath work
for you on multiple levels. When you are ready, you can
breathe in clarity and breathe out clarity.

As you become aware of specific beliefs that are limiting
thoughts, you may wish to return to working with the
affirmations of April 1 and April 2. You can adjust either
or both affirmations to incorporate the limiting beliefs
that you discover, if you choose. You will find that
writing these affirmations according to the process we have
developed will be particularly effective.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend
"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Say Goodbye to Struggle"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ending-struggle.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

WHEN?

Forgiveness
When, if not today
shall the wedding take place


To you, my ultimate beloved,
the Divine


Quivering with joy,
I am open for your embrace


My heart burns with strange desires
that only foolish lovers know


I cannot wait any longer
my feet who are not my feet
are running towards you


Take me, oh my love
and clear me up


Until my soul becomes pure,
ready for our union


When, if not today ...


(Rumi)


Make this a meaningful day!

poppies
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I cut negative bonds of attachment to disorder, bewilderment,
and contamination.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Disorder, bewilderment, and contamination are not usually
much fun. Experiences such as these were/are usually
created from ignorance. We can cut the bonds that are
attached to the people, places, things, and ideas that are
or represent disorder, bewilderment, and contamination. We
can use a knife, a sledge hammer, a fire torch, a pair of
manicure scissors -- whatever tools are required for the
job. We ask angels and beings of light to carry off the
bonds so that they do not create any further negativity. We
spend only a brief time looking at that which we are
releasing and turn our attention to that which we desire.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As you ponder your own clearing and healing on this day,
consider also that many on the planet are still in deep
ignorance about love and abundance and peace. We live in
the human flesh to experience joy as we manifest and create.
Our manifestations and creations take place wherever each
one of us is planted -— like a flower seed sprouts and grows
where it is planted -- not complaining, not requesting to be
somewhere or something else. All the flower knows how to do
is bloom. So as you cut negative bonds of attachment today,
bloom!

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Interview: Joel Metzger Interviews Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/interview-empowerment-consulting.html
"Fly a Kite in the Energy Field"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/communicating-inner-child.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

"Then And Now"


"Time is not a line, but a series of now points."

-- Taisen Deshimaru

We understand time as a continuum. Our memories link the moments of the past and our imaginations draw on the patterns of our memories to project the future.

If we leave the movies of the mind behind, time can only be experienced now -- moment by precious moment. Open in awareness to what is happening right now. Appreciate all that is. Immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of every now and life will be a gift.

"The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right."

-- Eknath Easwaran

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Sonnet VI.

Then let not winter's ragged hand deface In thee thy summer, ere thou be distill'd: Make sweet some vial; treasure thou some place With beauty's treasure, ere it be self-kill'd. That use is not forbidden usury, Which happies those that pay the willing loan; That's for thyself to breed another thee, Or ten times happier, be it ten for one; Ten times thyself were happier than thou art, If ten of thine ten times refigured thee: Then what could death do, if thou shouldst depart, Leaving thee living in posterity? Be not self-will'd, for thou art much too fair To be death's conquest and make worms thine heir.

FIND THE GOOD SIDE TO EVERY SITUATION




You cannot have success without failure.
Any experience, even failure, can be transformed into something of value.
Everything depends on the way you look at things.

What are stumbling blocks and defeat before you
can be stepping stones to victory if you remain determined.

In all of your adversities lies the seeds of equivalent advantages.
In every defeat there is a lesson showing you how to win the next time.

View your problems as opportunities.
When it's dark enough you can see the stars.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Make this a shining day!



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I release memories that appear as confusion and separation.
I release the dark window through which I have seen the world.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Any memory (ie., past experience) that leads us to believe
that this is an unfriendly world needs to be let go.
Certainly, all of us have memories or past experiences of
confusion or separation or injustice or unfriendliness. If
these experiences are hanging around us unresolved, we can
clear them from our attention simply by focusing elsewhere.
If we hold on to them in the present as facts, and generalize
the facts into truths, we allow them to color our future
experiences. Such memories can teach us about confusion and
separation if we choose to focus in that direction, but they
can teach us more about clarity.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
The image of a dark window releasing is powerful. You may
perceive that the dark window is in front of your eyes
distorting your vision, or in front of your heart polluting
your relationships, or between your life mission and your
life experiences blocking your satisfaction. As you look
at the world today, consider what parts you may be
perceiving through a dark glass. Then clean the dark glass
-- Windex or other commercial glass cleaner works well. Or
if you do not want to use a chemical, use intention.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Decisions, Decisions, Decisions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/decision-making.html
"Focus of Our Attention"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/focus-attention.html
"Pluck it for the Bucket"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/energetic-techniques.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

If I Only Had The Nerve



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Today's Empowering Quote
----------------------------------

"For anyone on the downside of advantage but filled with
courage, it's possible."
--Russell Crowe (accepting his Best Actor Oscar)

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Today's Empowering Question
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"What can I think and do today that I have been too scared
to even consider before?"

Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

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-- Today I move ahead with courage
-- I can do it - I know I can
-- I use my fear and anger to fuel in me courage and
determination
-- Courage and I are one
-- Feelings of fear are a trigger for me to feel courageous



"The Dream Within"



Free
The dream within
The stars are crying a tear
A sigh
Escapes from heaven
And worlds end
Breathe
The dream within
The mystifying

We tremble and spin
Suspended within

Look beyond
Where hearts can see
Dream in peace
Trust the belief

We tremble and spin
Suspended within

Free
The dream within
The voice is calling a song
A prayer
From deep inside you
To guide you
Be
The dream within
The light is shining

A flight on the wind
Salvation begins

Look beyond
Where hearts can see
Dream in peace
Trust the belief

We tremble and spin
Suspended within

Free
The dream within
The stars are crying
A tear
A sigh
Escapes from heaven
And worlds end

I Am...

I am the laughter of lovers, the joy of the dawn, the smile on the lips
of all laughter.

"It Is A Matter Of Balance"

forgiveness

"My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. ...Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter."

-- Marion Woodman

Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.

Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spirit expresses.

"Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment."

-- Lynn V. Andrews


Firefly


My love lives at
The end of a rainbow
One day I'm gonna
Fly there on a firefly
High above white angry water
With a love song in my heart

Someday, somehow
I know I'm gonna get there
I've been patient for so long
All my daydreams
Seem so much nearer now
And I beg you hear my song

Firefly
On your glowing wings I'll ride
Till I sit beside
This dream of mine
Firefly, high on a risin' tide
Only wanna touch
The things I've seen

Steppin' lightly from star to star
Cross a wilderness of blue
Wonderin' how much
In love with me you are
'Cause I'm so much in love with you

Firefly, can you take me
I ain't had no lovin' lately
Firefly bring me love

To my new horizon
The one that I've still
Got my eyes on, my my firefly
Firefly, firefly, firefly

In my dreams you come to me
The answer to my prayer
As I begin to feel
You warm my heart
I awake and you're not there

Now and then I see your eye
As the stars begin to shine
No rain to cool my passion
No! Not now!
No, now you're mine


Rest: Give yourself a break !

heart "You were intended not only to work, but to rest, laugh, play, and have proper leisure and enjoyment." --Grenville Kleiser

"Calm The Mind"



"All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone."

-- Blaise Pascal

Meditation calms our minds and makes it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around and within us. Meditation breaks through the masks that have built up as our identity. It helps us see through our defences and connect with unacknowledged and unloved aspects of ourselves. It opens us to higher mind and the voice of intuition.

We can consciously choose meditation as a way to become more aware of who we truly are. If we don’t take the initiative to open to our authentic selves, we can be certain that deep challenge and pain from life experience will push us to awaken.

"Meditation helps me feel the shape, the texture of my inner life. Here, in the quiet, I can begin to taste what Buddhists would call my true nature, what Jews call the still, small voice, what Christians call the holy spirit."

-- Wayne Muller

"In a world filled with noise, we need to quiet ourselves to hear God’s voice."

--Paul Borthwick


Mistakes: Friend Or Foe?



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Today's Empowering Quote
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"Life is very interesting, if you make mistakes."
-Georges Carpentier

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Today's Empowering Question
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"If I make a mistake during this task, what's the worst
that could happen? What's the best?"

************************************************
Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- Learning from mistakes and I are one
-- Mistakes are necessary to living a happy, successful life
-- I learn everything I can from each mistake
-- I see mistakes as part of what I need to learn fast

DON'T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, DEPEND ON THEM




You don't need an explanation for everything.
Recognize that there are such things as miracles,
events for which there are no explanations.
Later, knowledge may explain those events quite easily.

The fact that you can plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return are common miracles.

Your duty to yourself is to believe
that for which you have sufficient evidence,
and to suspend your judgment when you have not.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Vision is the art of seeing invisible things.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Make this a rewarding day!



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I let go of everything that gets in the way of clarity and
purity. By letting go, I find that my vision clears so that
I can see what I want.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Some unclear stuff we have been holding onto for a
looonnnggg time. Some of it is rather yucky and dung-like.
So, let's release it with the intention that it does not
pollute -- not ourselves, not anyone else, and not the
environment. Just as excrement can become fertilizer, we
allow the stuff of the past to nourish our own beauty to
blossom. We can keep our attention on the fertilizer or on
the blooms. It is a personal choice.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
Keep remembering that you want to RELEASE resistance, not
figure out how it got there. Trying to figure everything
out keeps you holding onto it. Please also remember to be
very gentle with yourself. This is not a contest, but a
process of personal development. Reward yourself with hugs
and loving kindness. Let yourself see clearly your heart's
desires and mind's visions.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Asking Empowering Questions"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ask-empowering-questions.html
"Say Goodbye to Struggle"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ending-struggle.html
"Pluck it for the Bucket"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/energetic-techniques.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com

I Am

Transcendent Beauty is a state of
being.
It can’t be bought or bottled, found or lost—it simply
is. It has no real
definition, for it
is in everything and everyone. It is found in the
gentle slope of a woman’s waist as it cascades
around her hip while she effortlessly strolls through a
crowded room. It’s in the twinkle of her eye as she
laughs out loud with old friends. It is seen in a
tender
touch as she strokes her baby’s hair and it is
captured in the moment she extends her hand
toward her lover with passion.

The transcendently beautiful are brilliantly lit,
brimming with bliss, and radiating a splendor that is
never ending and enthralling. The aura from these
people is not a chaotic, manic type of energy with
intense, happy peaks then sad valleys; rather, it's a
gentle, consistent, and infinite presence. Such
individuals do
not look to impress others purposefully—yet
nevertheless,
their radiance is so powerful the world is naturally
attracted to them. They smile effortlessly and love
passionately. Everything in their life happens with
synchronicity and the miraculous is common place.
They simply know that everything-from the way
they
think, feel, react, eat, speak, move, touch, and love,
to what they
surround themselves with—will either illuminate their
light or dim it. The fact that they shine with an
indescribable quality is not their aim but rather a by-
product of the way they live their lives.

You may think that only monks and sages can
achieve this yet we’ve all met regular people who
exude “joie de vivre” even in the midst of
pandemonium. The greatest teachers and healers
ooze with this magic and many of us ache for
whatever it is they possess. People worldwide are
spending billions of dollars hoping to buy it in a
cream, find it in a pill, feel it in an outfit, or
drink it
from a wine glass. They work like mad to buy the
best car, the fanciest house, and the most perfect
outfit, and then feel disillusioned and hopeless when
they wake up in the morning and look into the mirror
and still reject what they see—never feeling good
enough. Nevertheless, achieving transcendent
beauty is so simple and yet until now so difficult for
so many women to reach because their idealism—or
their attachment to the paradigm of beauty—severs
them from ever attaining it. Fearfully, they worry
that their looks are biased and competitive and
unless they are the “ideal” they will never be
beautiful. Never feel good about themselves. Never
shine.

Transcendent Beauty, however,
begins with a single
choice—to be. Imagine it! To just be
beautiful and to know with
absolute certainty that you are. Unfortunately, most
of us have bought into the myth that if we try hard
enough, we may perhaps, eventually, sort of, feel
it. Worrying, stressing, wondering, planning, devising,
speculating, and most often doubting, we are
constantly searching for “it”. But it never comes and
never will because being beautiful is only attainable
with two effortless words: I am.

www.crystalandrus.com

EIGHTY PERCENT OF SUCCESS IS SHOWING UP




When you're sure you're on the right road to attaining success
you don't have to plan your journey too far ahead.
Don't burden yourself with doubts and fears
as to the obstacles that may bar your progress.

You don't need to know all your answers in advance.
Just have a clear idea of the goal you want to reach.
You can only take one step at a time.

Once you muster up the courage to begin,
you'll find the courage to succeed.
You'll get what you want if you go after it.

It's the job you never start that always takes the longest to finish.

THE DAILY GURU


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©2006 by Max Steingart

Do You Hustle Or Hide?

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Today's Empowering Quote
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"It doesn't take talent to hustle."
-H. Jackson Brown

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Today's Empowering Question
----------------------------------

"How quickly and how well can I get this task done?"


Today's Empowering Beliefs To
Help Control Your Thoughts
************************************************
If you want to change your life fast, even though it might
seem like it's slow, then take the statements below, put
them on index cards and read them 3 times/day. Morning,
noon and just before you close your eyes at night.

They'll seep into your consciousness. And since you'll be
saying them so often, you'll soon begin to believe them.
That's how most beliefs start. Spaced repetition of thought.
Your attitudes will then positively change your emotions,
and you'll be compelled to do more... And you'll love it.

If you own Think Right Now for Windows, just paste them
into the appropriate file or make a new one -AND read them
three times per day. Think Right Now For Windows will help
put this re-scripting in overdrive.

------------------------------------------------

-- I'm hustling to get important tasks done today
-- I do the things that make me happier, richer and wiser
-- I'm a self-starter
-- I'm motivated to achieve challenging tasks
-- I find it easy to keep focused on important things
-- I use failure to fuel in me the desire to do better
-- I finish what I start and I start a lot



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http://www.todayisyourdaytowin.com

Make this a truthful day!



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I rescind obsolete vows of struggle, unworthiness, silence,
and limitation.

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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Vows from past generations permeate our current experiences.
Vows, especially religious and marital, are often made with
worthy intention, but when belief in them is strong, they
continue to impact even if they are not relevant. Right now
(this instant!) our consciousness is great enough to rescind
outdated vows simply with our intention to do so. Vows made
at any time can limit us -- indeed, that is the purpose of a
vow: to limit. For example, "I'll never speak to you again!"
is a vow to limit speech, even though the focus may have been
to stop communication with a single person. As "forever,"
"never" is a very long time.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As recommended yesterday, here is a reminder to write this
affirmation according to the approach described in "Writing
Affirmations for Empowerment." In addition, you may want to
reflect on the personal relevance of the vows named in
today's statement or you may choose to add others. Do you
experience struggle in any part of your life? Do you feel
unworthy -- either generally or situationally? Are you
afraid to speak up or to speak your truth? Do you feel in
bondage or that you are not expressing your full potential?
If you said yes to any of these questions, this affirmation
may be particularly potent for you, but do not belabor this
exploration. I encourage you to complete your work with
outdated vows quickly so you can move on.

ABOUT RESCINDING LIMITING BELIEFS
I have posted an article at my Web Site explaining the
process of rescinding limiting beliefs This extensive
article is available in several sections. Click on the
link below to read the article.

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
"Ending Poverty Consciousness"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/end-poverty-consciousness.html
"Say Goodbye to Struggle"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ending-struggle.html
"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Rescinding Obsolete Thoughts and Limiting Beliefs"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/shifting-negative-affirmations.html
"Writing Affirmations for Empowerment"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/writing-affirmations.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com


Come Back To Me

rosepetals on floor
Uriah Heep
(Fallen Angel)

Alone again I feel so alone again
With this emptiness I just can't hide
Picture me with a broken heart
See the tears run down my face
Everything I had has gone
Loneliness... still lingering on
Everything I thought was mine
Come back to me can't we try it one more time
Come back to me...

I know I'll find another love in time
But you'll always be there in the back of my mind
The power of love can bring such pain
I still love you I just love you...

Alone again I'm so alone again
With nothing but you in my mind
Can't you see what you've done to my life
What can I do to win you back again

Everything I had has gone
Loneliness... still lingering on
Everything I thought was mine
Come back to me can't we try it one more time
Come back to me, take a piece of my heart
Come back to me...

Get fixated...

"Get so fixated on what you want, that you drown out any vibration or reverberation that has anything to do with what you do not want."
Expressed by Abraham-Hicks
Selected by Jerry and Esther Hicks

You Are Unique!!!

Winter forest

Every human being is unique. There is no question of anybody superior
or anybody inferior. Yes, people are different. Nobody is superior,
nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply
unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I. I have to contribute my
potential to life, you have to contribute your potential to life. I
have to discover my own being, you have to discover your own being.
When inferiority disappears, all feeling of superiority also
disappears. They live together, they cannot be separated. The man who
feels superior is still feeling inferior somewhere. The man who feels
inferior wants to feel superior somewhere. They come in a pair; they
are always there together; they cannot be separated.

It happened... A very proud man, a warrior, a samurai, came to see a
Zen master. The samurai was very famous, well known all over the
country, But looking at the master, looking at the beauty of the
master and the grace of the moment, he suddenly felt inferior. Maybe
he had come with an unconscious desire to prove his superiority. He
said to the master "Why am I feeling inferior? Just a moment ago,
everything was okay. As I entered into your court suddenly I felt
inferior. I have never felt like that. My hands are shaking. I am a
warrior, I have faced death many times, and I have never felt any
fear--why am I feeling frightened?"

The master said, "You wait. When everybody has gone, I will answer."
People continued coming to visit the master, and the man was getting
tired, more and more tired. By the evening the room was empty, there
was nobody, and the samurai said, "Now, can you answer it?" And the
master said, "Now, come outside."

A full moon night--the moon was just rising on the horizon... And he
said, "Look at these trees, this tree high in the sky and this small
tree. They both have existed by the side of my window for years, and
there has never been any problem. The smaller tree has never said,
'Why do I feel inferior before you?' to the big tree. How is it
possible? This tree is small, and that tree is big, and I have never
heard any whisper."

The samurai said, "Because they can't compare."

The master said, "Then you need not ask me; you know the answer."

Comparison brings inferiority, superiority. When you don't compare,
all inferiority, all superiority, disappear. Then you are, you are
simply there. A small bush or a big high tree--it doesn't matter; you
are yourself. You are needed. A grass leaf is needed as much as the
biggest star. Without the grass leaf God will be less than he is. The
sound of the cuckoo is needed as much as any Buddha; the world will
be less, will be less rich if the cuckoo disappears.

Just look around. All is needed, and everything fits together. It is
an organic unity: nobody is higher and nobody is lower, nobody
superior, nobody inferior. Everybody is incomparably unique. ~Osho
http://www.enlightenedbeings.com/osho.html

Many Blessings to you,
Jafree

Make this an angelic day!



ABOUT YOUR INTENTION
If you have not already done so, please identify your
over-arching intention for Clarity. That is, develop a
statement that guides you in the exploration and embodiment
of clarity. Intention is the energy or consciousness from
which actions emerge. If you are uncertain how to write
this intention, just make an attempt. Keep it simple. You
have 30 days to work with the intention and the theme, so
let your statement change and deepen. Here are a few
suggestions for statements of intention about the theme of
Clarity: *To realize clarity on all levels of my being.
*To hold the consciousness of clarity. *I am clear. *To
experience the clarity of a pure crystal.

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I give myself permission to release toxicity, easily and
effortlessly from every level of the energy field. The
Angel of Clarity carries away heavy distortions.


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ABOUT TODAY'S AFFIRMATION
Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to do
something, even something that we really desire to do. We
may hold a belief that change takes a long time or that
change must be difficult or that change is not possible. If
we believe these ideas in our mind, we make them true in
physical reality. And, if we believe that change is easy
and fun and fast and deep, THESE thoughts become true in our
reality. So, we start with giving ourselves permission to
believe what we want to believe, regardless of past
experiences. We acknowledge that we are supported by angels
who monitor this process. The loving angels who are on
DailyAffirm duty this month are under the supervision of the
Angel of Clarity.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As you work with today's affirmation, remember to breathe
deeply. You may find that you give yourself permission to
release in a general way, or you may find that you prefer to
be quite specific about what you are ready to release. The
approach that works for you is the right approach, but do
not get overly caught up in releasing the stuff -- remember,
the theme is "clarity."

I recommend that you write this week's affirmations,
especially today's and tomorrow's. I have developed a
process which is described in the book, "Affirmations: A
Pathway to Transformation" and in an article entitled,
"Writing Affirmations for Empowerment."

ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Pluck it for the Bucket"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/energetic-techniques.html
"Writing Affirmations for Empowerment"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/writing-affirmations.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com
yyy

Make this a meaningful week!

Greetings on the 1st week of April with the theme of
Clarity. During this first week we focus on Releasing/
Cleansing Affirmations.

ABOUT YOUR INTENTION
If you have not already done so, please identify your
over-arching intention for Clarity. That is, develop a
statement that guides you in the exploration and embodiment
of clarity. Intention is the energy or consciousness from
which actions emerge. If you are uncertain how to write
this intention, just make an attempt. Keep it simple. You
have 30 days to work with the intention and the theme, so
let your statement change and deepen. Here are a few
suggestions for statements of intention about the theme of
Clarity: *To realize clarity on all levels of my being.
*To hold the consciousness of clarity. *I am clear. *To
experience the clarity of a pure crystal.

ABOUT RELEASING/CLEANSING AFFIRMATIONS and CLARITY
During this first week, we are letting go of non-clarity,
barriers to clarity, and resistance. So, we empty out
sludge, erase confusion, release toxicity, cleanse
distortions, etc. We may know precisely what we are
releasing (e.g., an old relationship, poverty consciousness,
fear of the unknown) or we may just know in a general way
what we are releasing (fears, doubts, unnecessary stuff).
It does not benefit you to be overly preoccupied with
releasing, just catch the concept of letting go of
resistance and give your attention to clarity and other
dynamics you wish to experience in your life.

ABOUT YOUR PROCESS
As you work with your chosen affirmation(s) this week, be
aware of your own unique process of letting go. If you have
any discomfort (some folks do, some do not), immediately
re-frame it as a healing or a clearing or a purification.
If you stop to try to dissect what you are releasing, you
slow down your process. It is helpful to release the need
to understand everything! This is a very good week to empty
out closets and desk drawers and files -- anything that gets
in the way of clear focus.

I recommend that you write this week's affirmation(s). I
have developed a process which is described in the book,
"Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation" and in an article
entitled, "Writing Affirmations for Empowerment." As those
who have been participating know, this article is posted at
my Web site.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS
If I were to select the definitive affirmation for the week
to represent releasing and cleansing for clarity it would be
the first sentence of the affirmation for April 1: "I give
myself permission to release toxicity easily and
effortlessly from every level of the energy field." I have
given this affirmation to many, many clients in individual
sessions and workshops for profound results.

Following are all seven affirmations. Select one to focus
on for the week or use a different affirmation each day or
some combination. You will receive each of these
affirmations on the appropriate days with additional
information and suggestions. Make your process work for
you.

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April 1:
I give myself permission to release toxicity, easily and
effortlessly from every level of the energy field. The
Angel of Clarity carries away heavy distortions.

April 2:
I rescind obsolete vows of struggle, unworthiness, silence,
and limitation.

April 3:
I let go of everything that gets in the way of clarity and
purity. By letting go, I find that my vision clears so that
I can see what I want.

April 4:
I release memories that allowed belief in confusion and
separation. I release the dark window through which I have
seen the world.

April 5:
I cut negative bonds of attachment to disorder, bewilderment,
and contamination.

April 6:
I dissolve thoughts that suggest there is no clarity. I say
good bye to confusion.

April 7:
I let Spirit (My Higher Self, God, My Spirit Guides, The
One, The Force, Infinite Source) clear any remaining
thoughts or feelings of disorder and impurity.

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ABOUT RELATED ARTICLES
Among our articles, we particularly recommend:
"Freedom from Bondage"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/freedom-from-bondage.html
"Say Goodbye to Struggle"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/ending-struggle.html
"Interview: Joel Metzger Interviews Jeanie Marshall"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/interview-empowerment-consulting.html
"Writing Affirmations for Empowerment"
http://www.mhmail.com/articles/writing-affirmations.html

ABOUT OUR AUTHOR AND SPONSORS
Sent in the consciousness of Clarity by Marshall House
and publisher of "Affirmations: A Pathway to Transformation."
By Jeanie Marshall, Copyright 1994-2006 Marshall House
Marshall House, 1223 Wilshire Boulevard, #300
Santa Monica, CA 90403-5400 (310) 392-1987
Marshall House Web Site, http://www.mhmail.com