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Let’s Explore Jealousy

Let’s Explore Jealousy

Jealousy

Excerpt from “Falling in Love with your True Self”

When you are in a state of jealousy, and any situation that you compare yourself with another, you are disconnected from your true self. You can’t be synced up and connected to your true self while experiencing these emotions. Not that jealousy and comparisons are imperfect emotions, but they can be used as teaching moments. Remember how you feel on any subject is your sensor for how you are synced to it. Instead of trying to block out an opposing thought which can introduce jealousy, think of it as an alarm with a message blinking EXPLORE EXPLORE EXPLORE.

The “Jealousy Show Me the Way Exercise” is a great tool to help you get back on your path and not distracted with comparisons.

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The journey to a desire

The journey to a desire

Journey to a Desire

The journey to a desire can be more enjoyable than the manifestation of it.

Excerpt from “Falling in Love with your True Self”

“This is hard for many people to grasp.  The idea that you can feel happiness before you obtain the thing you feel brings you happiness.  This is where examining the journey to manifestation comes into play.  Just as you have a journey on a road trip the journey to your manifestations and the creation of the idea are just as important.”

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Embrace Change

Embrace Change

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Many see change as a threat to what feels comfortable in their lives.  As what feels easy and comfortable changes we fight against it causing us unhappiness.

Evolution and expansion are the basis for your life.  As we expand from experiences within ourselves and the experiences with others your life follows a path around that expansion.  The way you react to this expansion of your self and how you feel in any given moment is how your life will evolve.

If you oppose your natural progression that opposition will manifest a mirror image of your resistive emotions.

See the beauty and opportunity in change and embrace it for it’s powerful influence in your life.  You will see it flow much smoother and your life will start to shape around your dreams.

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Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice

“Happiness is a choice and your natural state of being. Your emotions are your guide that reveal if you are permitting or opposing your true self.” – Excerpt from “Falling in Love with your True Self” by Michael Vincent Ford

When we permit our true selves to flow naturally into our present existence then happiness follows.  Worry, doubt and sadness are the result of opposing that natural flow.  Every instance in life has a choice of how you perceive it.

Start to observe your emotions to people and situations in your life to see if you can possibly make a different choice of how you react at those times.   When you start living a happier more present life everything else will follow suit.

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Positive Perspective

Positive Perspective

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I saw on the Louise Hay Facebook page and it really resonated with me.  How many times do we hear someone tell us how bad their morning went or how something didn’t go their way?  We can often relate but then its easy to take that negative situation and try and apply it to yourself.  I think it’s important on a daily basis to separate yourself from the negative emotions of others and know that it’s not always true for you to think the same way.

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27th Verse Tao Te Ching

27th Verse Tao Te Ching

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27th Verse

“A knower of the truth
travels without leaving a trace,
speaks without causing harm,
gives without keeping an account.
The door he shuts, though having no lock,
cannot be opened.
The knot he ties, though using no cord,
cannot be undone.

Be wise and help all beings impartially,
abandoning none.
Waste no opportunities.
This is called following the light.

What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?”

If the teacher is not respected
and the student not cared for,
confusion will arise, however clever one is.
This is the great secret.”

In this verse, we become aware of how our actions affect others without our acknowledgement of our actions.  Lao Tzu speaks of traveling without leaving a trace and giving without keeping an account.  How often do we want to be applauded for our good deeds?  The most effective teachers are not ones who stand on a pedestal and demand recognition.  They are the ones who influence because of their subtlety.

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When living your life in this way, one does not choose who they teach and who they interact with. Every situation good or bad has a way of improving not just the person you are helping but also your life.  Like the puzzle above each block maintains the whole structure.  One block doesn’t stand out because it is more important.  They all work together equally to achieve the same goal.  When you are following your own light that light will bring you into many situations that you wouldn’t have chosen consciously.

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To really be effective in impacting others respecting every person and situation as equals will bring clarity to them and to yourself.  Follow your light and reveal the great secret that is your truth.

 

 

 

 

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Mobile Vision Boards

Mobile Vision Boards

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If you aren’t familiar with vision boards they are a visual layout of your goals and desires.   Vision boards are tools to remind you on a daily basis the direction you would like your life to take.  It can be a cork board with images pinned to it, a dry erase or chalk board where you can write down your desires and affirmations or it could be as simple as a notebook you keep your goals in.

A vision board can be a great tool to help align your emotions around a set of goals you would like to manifest.  I have used mine to write down my affirmations as well as keep a set of ideas visually available to me.  The issue with a vision board at home is you are usually dealing with the most stress and doubt while at work, traffic and in the outside world.  When you are home you have more control over what effects you.  When you are at work, in traffic, or on the street you are tested the most to see if you can keep a positive outlook on the direction of your life.

This is where I came up with the idea of using a mobile vision board.  There are many mobile apps that offer you affirmations, mantras, and goal reminders.  What I wanted was a way to see my vision board every time I used my phone, which to the dismay of my friends is much too often (new goal not to look at phone so much).  What I decided to do was using the concept of a photo collage we all see on Instagram and Facebook and piece in different images that represent my desires.

This collaged image can then be made the wallpaper on your phone.  I use one of my lock screen and one for my main wallpaper.  Every time I check my phone for an update I get a visual representation of where I want my life to be.  I see my passions and desires multiple times a day now.  Over time this constant reminder pushes your mood into that good feeling place of optimism we all need in this stressful world.

There are many apps you can use to make the collages.  I like Pic Stitch to create the collages and FitWallp to make it the perfect size for the phone’s wallpaper if you want to do it all on your phone.  Collage Factory on the Mac is a great app as well to create the boards on your computer.  You can play around with a few apps to get your mobile vision boards started.  Below are a few generic examples to inspire you.  Feel free to be specific and unique on your personal boards.

 

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Temporary Roles

Temporary Roles

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I was recently reading “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle and he was touching on the subject of the roles we play in life.  The topic that really struck me was the idea of temporary roles.  These are roles and personality shifts we do when in situations that we don’t feel completely comfortable being ourselves in.  Here is a passage from that chapter

“If you are awake enough, aware enough, to be able to observe how you interact with other people, you may detect subtle changes in your speech, attitude, and behavior depending on the person you are interacting with. At first, it may be easier to observe this in others; then, you may also detect it in yourself. 

The way in which you speak to the chairman of the company may be different in subtle ways from how you speak to the janitor. How you speak to a child may be different from how you speak to an adult. Why is that? You are playing roles. You are not yourself, neither with the chairman nor with the janitor or the child. When you walk into a store to buy something, when you go to a restaurant, the bank, the post office, you may find yourself slipping into pre-established social roles. You become a customer and speak and act as such. And you may be treated by the salesperson or waiter, who is also playing a role, as a customer. 

A range of conditioned patterns of behavior come into effect between two human beings that determine the nature of the interaction. Instead of human beings, conceptual mental images are interacting with each other. The more identified people are with their respective roles, the more inauthentic the relationships become.

You have a mental image not only of who the other person is, but also of who you are, especially in relation to the person you are interacting with. So you are not relating with that person at all, but who you think you are is relating to who you think the other person is and vice versa. The conceptual image your mind has made of yourself is relating to its own creation, which is the conceptual image it has made of the other person. The other person’s mind has probably done the same, so every egoic interaction between two people is in reality the interaction between four conceptual mind-made identities that are ultimately fictions. It is therefore not surprising there is so much conflict in relationships. There is no true relationship.”

This made me think beyond how we create these roles with other people but how we create the roles in how we interact with ourselves.  How often do we live our lives based on the age we are, what is appropriate for this age and how we see ourselves at this age?  How about when money isn’t coming in as fast as the bills are piling up?  We don’t feel good about these situations and feel unsuccessful which then correlates to how we value ourselves.  The same can happen when a relationship is deteriorating and without that love the love for ourselves is lacking.

All of these situations are temporary situations that create temporary roles and temporary views of ourselves.  Yet we let it define and steer us on our current path.  How can you expect someone to treat you a certain way when you can’t do that for yourself?  How can you attract a more abundant life, a happy relationship, a feeling of confidence when the role you have chosen is not in alignment with the role you want to play?

This concept goes back to what Eckhart discussed in how we interact with others.  If you treat the bank teller like a person who is there just to serve you, that you cannot relate to or interact with except for transactions, how can you be your true self if you temporarily leave your true self?  Your true self should always be present in the present moment.  Just as easy as it is to say something nice or crack a joke to the teller its just as easy to shift the view of yourself in situations you feel you can’t be your true self in.  Your true self doesn’t feel anger, sadness, disappointment in yourself so, why should you be temporarily blinded to how you should be interacting with yourself.

Temporary Role Play Exercise

An easy exercise to do when you are feeling less than adequate or not treating yourself kindly is to put what is bothering you into a role, give it a sex possibly a name and interact with it on a temporary basis.  Let’s say you are broke and overwhelmed with debt, let’s name the debt Bob.  You probably don’t feel too good about yourself because of the situation you are in with Bob.  To help guide you out of that situation you need to feel better about yourself to then be able to find a solution to Bob.  Let’s put Bob into a role as a person you are interacting with.  When faced with Bob you probably wouldn’t want to be best friends with him, take him out for a drink or even tell him your deepest secrets.  You probably feel threatened by Bob, resentful and intimidated.

This is where you can shift your attitude towards this debt role.  See him as an equal, see him as someone you could interact with that isn’t defined as having sway over you.  When you see Bob as equal as someone that can’t harm you, someone that values your opinion Bob isn’t so hard to talk to and interact with anymore.  You can then begin to see Bob as a temporary situation that you have control in changing.  You can shift your attitude towards Bob to something more productive and less damaging.  In that moment you are being your true self and able to attract a more positive manifestation which will help you resolve what you felt was self limiting.  You can then say thanks Bob for the chat time for me to go and shift your attention away from his presence.

 

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The way you see money is the way money sees you

The way you see money is the way money sees you

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“Most people have put anything that earns money in the category of the things that I have to do. And that is why the money often comes so hard.

If you are wise enough to follow the trail of good-feeling thoughts by deliberately looking for positive aspects along your way, you will come into vibrational alignment with who-you-really-are and with the things you really want, and once you do that, the Universe must deliver to you a viable means to achieve your desires.”

—Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008

When you think you have to go to work and you have to do a certain number of things to earn money you put out the energy of I don’t like doing this but must.  When you surround the thought of earning money with a negative energy, you can’t be surprised when you don’t receive back what you feel you are putting out.

There are those jobs we might not see as our dream job but you can always find a positive spin on aspects of your job.  You can be grateful for the people you work with, the area you work in, the fact you could be in a job that pays less or has more hours.  If you start to find little things that do work you will not focus on what doesn’t work.  When you focus on the positive sides of how you earn your money you will start to receive abundance based on that positivity.

We can view an abundance of money as a blessing but you need to view the way you receive money and how money is used in your life as a positive thing as well.  If you associate money with having to work, using it to pay those bills that are too high, seeing money and debt as being related to each other, money will not flow towards you.

Start by waking up each day and before you get ready for work think of three things that are working for you that day.  Think of the time you get to listen to music on your drive in as a blessing.  Possibly think of why you got into this specific job and what initially excited you about it.  After a few days of this you will notice your mood changes and think of the way you earn money as a choice and a blessing.

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