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5 Things Everyone Can Do NOW To Be Happy and Healthy

5 Things EVERYONE…despite disease, disability, and pain…can safely do NOW to create a happier, healthier life.  No need to wait until after Christmas or the New Year.  Let’s make some positive changes!

  • Eat healthy
  • Bike or swim
  • Yoga and breath practice
  • Meditate and pray
  • Create and help others

Eat healthy:  Many of you will skip this explanation because you’ve heard in a thousand times.  I hate to beat a dead horse but seriously…eat the produce aisle.

Bike or swim:  I don’t care what physical deficits or injury you may have.  One of these two will work.  In severe cases (those with para or quadriplegia or wheelchair bound) assistance may be required and the pool may be the only option.  The benefits of elevating the heartrate are phenomenal for hormonal balance, happiness, heart and lung health, and a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

Yoga and breath practice:  If yoga is too difficult, begin with breath practice.  If you are conscious and breathing, you can perform breath practice.  Research beginners breath practice, slow steady breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, or breath awareness practices.  Breath practice is a standalone practice or a great addition to a yoga practice.

Meditate and pray:  Again, if you are conscious and breathing, you can meditate and pray.  Incorporate this into your daily life.  A little bit of research on the internet or iTunes will get you plenty of free resources to use.

Create and help othersThis is the most important of the five. We must perform work to complete our human task.  It’s essential to health and wellness.  Holding a formal job is not necessary.  Each week commit a minimum of 1-2 days focusing on giving back.  Giving back creates an environment of enablement as oppose to the tangled forest of a disablement, disease, and dysfunction.  Your work can be in the form of a blogging, letter writing, and any kind of art creations to give away or sell, volunteering anywhere, or making phone calls to relatives that need social interaction.

Your schedule may look something like this:

Monday:  Bike or swim 10-20 minutes.  Eat Healthy

Tuesday:  Create for others (your work), meditate.  Eat Healthy

Wednesday:  Bike or swim 10-20 minutes

Thursday:  Meditate or breath practice.  Eat Healthy

Friday:  Yoga, create for others.  Eat Healthy

Saturday:  Have fun

Sunday:  Have fun

Book List

Many people have asked for a list of books I’d recommend or have read.  Well…here they are!  I’ll try to keep the list updated as more are added.  Of course there are many books I’ve forgotten or can’t remember the title or author so I’d say this is a list of the most recent :).

The Impersonal Life—Joseph Benner

Talking to Heaven—James Van Praagh

Ghosts among us—James Van Praagh

Heaven and Earth—James Van Praagh

Reaching to Heaven—James Van Praagh

Looking Beyond—James Van Praagh

A Still, Small Voice:  A Psychic’s Guide to Awakening Intuition–Echo Bodine

Heaven is For Real—Colten Burpo

Destressifying–Davidji

Secrets of Meditation–Davidji

How to Think Like Einstein—Scott Thorpe

Medical Medium—Anthony William

The Bhagavad GitaSage Vyasa

The Bible—God

Using Your Chakras:  A new Approach to healing Your Life.–Ruth White

The Earth Diet—Liana Werner Gray

You Are What You Eat—Gillian McKeith

Unbound:  A Practical Guide to Deliverance—Neal Lozano

The Big Book of Angel Tarot—Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Memories of Heaven—Wayne Dyer

Dying to be Me—Anita Moorjani

Wisdom of Scovel Shinn—Florence Scovel Shinn

Divine Magic—Doreen Virtue

Same Kind of Different As Me–Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, and Ron Hall

Mary, Queen of Angels—Doreen Virtue

The Forgotten Promise–Sherry Wilde

The Power of Love–James Van Praagh

Life Changing Foods–Anthony William

The Shadow Effect–Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, Marianne Williamson

Use Your Magic

Florence Scovel Shinn was an author, illustrator, and spiritual teacher in New York City most popular in the 1930’s.  She taught the art of affirmation, faith, and truth.  In her books The Game of Life and How to Play it, Your Word is Your Wand, The Secret Door To Success, and The Power of The Spoken Word, she utilizes a God-centered approach to becoming a co-creator of our future through affirmations and affirmative prayer.

Immediately after I read the works of Florence Scovel Shinn, I was introduced to and read Divine Magic:  The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation by Doreen Virtue and discovered that this was indeed the perfect book to have read next.  Doreen describes teachings from the Kybalion based on the teachings of Hermes revolving around the power of thought.

Below is a brief summary of the books and my interpretation of the information.  It was quite transformative!

shinn cover

The Game of Life and How to Play it

God creates our divine future; however, often times this is met with resistance due to the human situation.  The Power cannot function efficiently and effectively through a resistant vessel.  By submitting authority, one may harness God’s divine power to uncover the abundant good that is planned for our lives.  Give the burdens of this life to Christ, so that you may be free—this is step one.  Step two involves going forward in faith.  Step three requires action in faith or preparation for the good God has in store for you.  If this requires clearing out a new space for a bigger couch, do it.  Maybe you need to buy a business suit for the job interview you are wanting.  Prepare and be grateful as if what you want is going to happen.  This is faithful action, which affects the subconscious and universal laws of attraction.

When acting under divine law and divine will the way is made clear but may not be fully explained.  When affirming, it is important to ask for a definite, obvious lead so you can head in the right path with no doubt.

By refusing to forgive and forget the past, disease is manifested coupled with ill will and fear creating a future filled with exactly that.  Bless all opportunities or missed opportunities, relationships, fortune and misfortune and be grateful for lessons learned.  This will create a future filled with blessings and joy.

A word on children:  Allow the Divine plan to unfold for them.  Do not place your ego based ideas and patterns onto their life purpose.  This restricts and inhibits God’s will and divine life purpose to manifest in their lives.   Allow the Lord to reveal the talents of your children. Understand this is not a battle you should fight but a show you should watch with pride and joy knowing that we are all divinely inspired.

Your Word is Your Wand

All uncertainty and unclear vision can be swept away by our words.  If you speak from a place of lack, despair, poor health, and hate the waters will never part and will remain tumultuous.  The seas of our lives will part and display a clear path to love, wealth, and bliss through the spoken word.

This book gives several examples of affirmations that I have modernized below:

  • “I am grateful for my overnight success in accordance to my Divine plan”
  • “I am a genius” or “I am a genius, and I can configure my future.”
  • “An abundant supply of money is always available to me.”
  • “I am blessed with millions that pile around me in divine right.”
  • “Opportunity finds me as if out of nowhere.”
  • “I do not worry about letting go of money, God is replenishes it immediately.”
  • “My tension is now released because Christ bears my burden.”
  • “I am permanently happy, healthy, rich, and loving.”
  • “Grace reverses karmic law.”
  • “I actively prepare for that which I pray because I faithfully accept it is on its way.”
  • “Debt is not a part of my life.”
  • “My Angels prepare the way and give me definite signs to follow.”
  • “Light surrounds me and evil shrinks away.”
  • “My perfect sight allows me to see God in everyone and everything.”
  • “My ears hear clearly.”

The Secret Door To Success

Do you find what you do interesting?  If the answer is no, then do not expect anyone else to find you interesting. This will not pave the way for career or personal success.  The lower vibrations associated with boredom and dislike repel the higher vibrations.  Higher vibrations include success, abundance, and material or manifest objects which represent this vibration.  Preparation demonstrates faithful prayer.  Expect miracles.  Are you serving fear or faith?  Trusting God should not be risky business as He provides a way when there is not one.  As we seek God, His presence and guidance will seek us.  Seeking God is displayed through affirmations, preparation, and positive expectations.  To catch the good that precedes us we must open our eyes, ears, and hearts before it escapes.

I love this quote:

“Every day examine your consciousness and see just what are you preparing for.  You are fearful of lack and hang on to every cent, thereby attracting more lack.  Use what you have with wisdom and it opens the way for more to come to you.”

Resentment of poor decisions creates disease as no organ is immune to it.  Despite diet or nutrition, resentment may be the disorder that needs remedy.

Consider how you make decisions:

  • You seek advice from everyone, make a decision, and instantly regret having taken their advice.
  • You carefully consider your own thoughts as well as those of others and make a calculated decision based on both. You are surprised if the decision is wrong.
  • You follow your intuition, which is divine guidance, and others are shocked at how “lucky” you are. You resent nothing as you have chosen by divine guidance.

We have billions of thoughts each day rushing in and out with no control; however, we have direct power over our words.  Repetitive words impress the subconscious and thus the universal laws of attraction.  Our conditioned lives forces our imagination into submission.  It is through imagination that the channels of success open.

The Power of the Spoken Word

Positive affirmations are statements of truth that enable you to transmute a situation such as transmuting failure to success.  By submitting to divine will we give up control, which then leaves time to prepare for our good.  Do not be a resenter, resister, or regretter.  This is exhausting not only to yourself but to your friends and family, and you lose sight of the beauty of the perfect, present moment.  Do not be fooled into thinking that things must be complicated.  When we act with the authority of Divine Intelligence, the congestion is cleared, disease is remedied, and our lives flow effortlessly with joy, ease, and satisfaction.  Here are the words of Jesus Christ:

“Ask, believing, thou shalt receive”

“When ye pray believe ye have it.”

“Why are ye fearful, oh, ye of little faith?”

Use the power of transmutation to turn all disappointments into good.  By speaking and believing in this way, you will find all that you have wanted.

Divine Magic:  The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation

“When the pupil is ready to receive the truth, then this little book will come to him or her.”

This book is a modern translation of Hermetic principles found in the Kybalion written in 1908.  Hermes is said to be the founder of philosophy and taught based on the idea that our ability to heal resides in the mind.  The book is based around the following principles (consider each one carefully):

  • God is mind also known as thought.
  • Everything is everything. “As above, so below; as below, so above.”
  • Vibration describes constant movement. Everything vibrates.  It is an illusion that anything is permanently bound down, unmovable, unchangeable.
  • Everything is dual and can be its opposite. Therefore, we can change or transmute all situations.
  • Everything is rhythmic. We avoid cycles in our life but we can adjust the swing of the pendulum.
  • Cause and effect are always linked. No word you speak returns void.
  • Everything is both masculine and feminine, static gender is an illusion.

Through the understanding of these principles I discovered and was amazed by the idea that even the universe is too defined to be described as God.  God has thoughts, and this is what sparks creation.  His thoughts are vibrations.  Vibrations form what we perceive as solid matter or may also produce other thoughts.  Vibration by nature is cyclical and can be moved. Therefore, it can be changed or can transmute into something that is the total opposite of what we perceive it to be (both manifest and unmanifest, tangible and intangible).  Once there is thought (or cause), there is an effect, absolutely nothing returns void.  Every thought or creation is both masculine and feminine and from the same “essence” as everything else, or as I like to say…everything is everything.

References

Shinn, Florence S.  Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn:  4 Complete Books.  1989.

Virtue, Doreen.  Divine Magic:  The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation.  2006.  Hay House Inc.

Pesky: How A Dog Proved God Listens

Our dogs are old.  My husband and I joke that they just want to sit in their rocking chairs, eat, and sleep.  Both of our beauties have blessed our lives for about 14 years.  A once feisty Boston terrier/chow mix and an energetic black lab have settled in their ways.  Games of tug-n-war and long runs in the park have been replaced with short, necessary walks in the yard and long naps in the sunshine.

My husband and I continue to enjoy their presence and love.  We call them our “old ladies.”  Our children love them but have been begging for a “new puppy.”  They yearn for one that will tirelessly fetch and give bountiful kisses and tail wags.  We had a handsome chocolate lab named Bruce Lee who was their “puppy.”  He tragically died at the age of 6 after a seizure leaving all of us heartbroken.  His rearing was difficult on our female dogs due to their possessive ways.  Because our “old ladies” are well…old, we simply do not want to introduce a new animal that will likely result in last-ditch dog fights and sleepless nights for all involved.

But still…what child doesn’t want a puppy?! I empathize with this and remember having several puppies growing up, which contributed to my love and appreciation for animals.  I feel as if I am robbing my children of a vital childhood experience.  What is the solution?  There’s no convincing my husband and no rational argument.

In prayer, I thanked God and the angels for providing us with the perfect dog.  I asked our deceased chocolate lab Bruce Lee to lead the perfect dog to our house allowing him to just “show up out of nowhere.”  I could not come up with a solution that would suit both my husband and the kids so I simply gave it up to God and the universe to sort out the details.

The answer to my prayer came the next day.  A bouncing, well groomed, well fed, energetic little male dog landed on our door step.  The kids were thrilled.  He wore a rabies tag with no phone number.  The kids played all afternoon with him, and I made him a bed and gave him food and water.  I vowed to take him to the vet on Monday to see if he was microchipped but spent the rest of the weekend watching my children enjoy what they now considered “their” dog.  They lovingly named him Pesky after one of my son’s stuffed animals.

Monday came and Pesky disappeared.  The children were crushed.  I called out for him but he was nowhere to be found.  I thanked God for sending him back to his loving family.  Both of the children broke down in tears and reassurance that he was with his family had no impact.  They were worried sick for him…I was too to be honest.

The following morning, he was back with a new tag that read, “Sonny–if I am lost please call my mommy,” with a phone number listed at the bottom.  I thanked God for validation that he was okay and back with his family.  We were all relieved.  We called Sonny’s mommy who lived just one street over.  When she arrived she apologized immensely stating “I just can’t figure out where he is getting out of the fence!”  I told her he is a blessing and assured it is no burden on us.

Sonny has come to visit a few more times and has proven to be the perfect dog for us!  Thank you God, thank you angles, thank you Bruce Lee!