Fall into Gratitude, Change and Dreams

gratitude stonesOctober 7, 2015

 

“If you do not create change, change will create you.” -Unknown

As the leaves change and the weather gets cooler, it brings change of season and a beginning of something new. It also starts the month of “Gratitude

Having gratitude can change your life. “If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is critical on the climb to your dreams.  “Instead of looking at how hard you still have to go, sometimes you have to look back and see how far you have come.”  The privilege of a life time is to be who you are.

At one point in my own life, gratitude was far from my mind.  I had a difficult time finding any way to feel grateful when so much struggle, challenges and loss surrounded me for years. Gratitude has become a practice in my life.  Something that I choose to take the time to pause and reflect on.  To often moments pass by, quickly without any recognition of the beautiful gifts they have just bestowed upon us.   A smile from a stranger lifting our mood.  The guy in front of you holding the door open, just for you.  The laughter that rings out when you gather with friends.  The love of family that holds you close in good times and in bad.  All of these moments are beautiful and deserve to be recognized.  When I take the time to show gratitude for them they become that much sweeter and get engrained even deeper into my heart.

I recently had the experience of  travelling with students to watching a documentary on “20 years after the Rwanda genocide.”  It was amazing to me how these individuals where grateful for the little they had, even after the horrific, and tragic experience they went through.  For them life change drastically and beyond what most of us could even imagine, let alone live. They lost families, land, social assistance, financial gain, and most of all, dignity.  Yet through all that, they pulled together and found gratitude in the little that they had.  Together they joined and found ways to help each other out when one was in need.

“Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.”

A common method to develop the practice of gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal, a concept that was made famous by Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book “Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude”. Another idea, which I love and my daughter shares in this love, is a “gratitude stone.” You can look for your stone at a place you are fond of – maybe a special park, a trail you like, or even in your own back yard. Basically, just look for a stone that looks good and feels good to you.

I hold it in my hand at night, right before bed. As I hold it, I think of all the things that happened that day that I am thankful for. I must pick one thing that happened during that day that made me the happiest – that I am the most grateful for. It can be something small or something big.

When you do this, you are forming a habit of showing gratitude instead of feeling ungrateful. Instead of thinking about how this or that went wrong or all of the things that are wrong in your life, you are forming the habit of thinking peaceful and happy thoughts!

A Pray of Gratitude

“Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.

My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratitude for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

I thank you, too, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be.  Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult.  When my heart feels stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, still I rejoice that you are as near to me as my next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, I am growing and learning.

In the silence of my soul, I thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love.”

There are simply things you can do in your daily life to start practising Gratitude.

Start with just one day of practising gratitude Link:

http://www.wingsfortheheart.com/start-with-just-one-day-of-gratitude.htm

For more resources Link http://tinybuddha.com/blog/10-powerful-benefits-of-change-why-embrace-it/

My wish for you all is to find gratitude in your everyday, starting with your waking hour.  Allow gratitude to move you through situations and circumstances that challenge your joy for life.  There is always something to be “Grateful” for.

Lots of Love for a practice of “Gratitude” in this month of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Peace of I

Anne

 

 

 

Seven Steps to Getting Through a Bad Day with a Better Attitude

Guest BloggerHi Beautiful’s 

Check out this helpful quest blog article by Madison Sonnier. Her tips on how to handle tough days, (we’ve all had them) might be just what you need to turn your day around.

From the relaxing days in the sun, to the rush of daily life that were faced with in September, can sometimes throw us off and bring those days that challenge us ALL!

Kris Carr, is someone I love and an inspiration to all.  She is a survivor of stage 4 cancer and a wellness activist.  Her story is quite remarkable, and you can read more about her here.  Link: http://kriscarr.com/about/about-kris/

I’m a great believer in sharing wisdom from other bloggers who have something to offer.

Have you ever had a totally awesome day followed by a totally crappy one? This happens to me all the time. One Friday night, I went to bed with a giant smile on my face, loving life and feeling completely present and grateful. On Saturday night, I sat pouting on the floor of the shower long after my shower had ended, writing “I hate my life” with my finger on the condensation of the shower wall.

Bad days are obviously inevitable, but when we compare them to our good days, they tend to feel even worse. For an explosively emotional person like me, suffering through the long hours of a bad day feels like trying to escape a house of mirrors, never quite finding an exit and getting frustrated with the seemingly never-ending obstacles. I guess I should add that I haven’t been inside a house of mirrors since going into one and smacking face first into a mirror, giving myself a bloody nose.

When I’m having a bad day, all I can think about is how much I want it to get better – how much I want to find a way out. When I complain and stress over wanting to feel better, I usually tend to feel even worse. It’s like a snowball effect.

So how do we push through all of the yucky feelings associated with a bad day? How can we make ourselves feel just a little bit better when all we want to do is sit in a corner pouting like a two-year old?

I’ve recently discovered some techniques that work pretty well for me.

  • Sit with yourself.Make a conscious effort to stop ranting and stomping around long enough to just sit still and let yourself breathe for a moment. Find a quiet space or go to one of your favorite rooms and just sit with your feelings. It may be uncomfortable and you may be fuming, but once you sit by yourself for a few moments and regain your composure, you’ll notice yourself starting to relax.
  • Address your feelings and the source of them.Get clear about how you feel and why you feel that way. If you can do something about a problem you’re having, give yourself time to calm down and then figure out how to fix it. If you can’t fix it, accept what is and just let it be.
  • Write a venting letter and then respond to it.I know it sounds weird, but it is extremely therapeutic. Write out a note saying whatever is on your mind. Read back over what you wrote and pretend that you are reading a letter from a close friend. Then respond to it the way you would respond to that friend. Hopefully, this exercise will help you find some clarity and bring you to a calmer, more rational mindset.
  • Do something that makes you feel good. Do something nice for yourself or something that will make you feel better. Go for a walk, listen to your favorite album, watch a movie, bake some cookies, call a good friend, etc. You never know how much a simple activity could turn your day around.
  • Focus on what truly matters. If you are stressed out or angry about something that you more than likely won’t even remember in the morning, don’t worry about it now. That spilled coffee, that person who cut you off in traffic, that rude comment from the lady at the grocery store – nothing like that should ruin your day. Ask yourself if what you’re so upset about really matters.
  • Envision a better tomorrow. Imagine that tomorrow could be better. Before you go to sleep at night, ask yourself what you can do to make the following day a good one. Picture yourself having a better day and believe that it can happen. Commit to doing everything in your power to make it happen. Anything that is not in your power, drop it.
  • Let go. Let go of whatever it is you’re clinging to, whether it be a worry over something you cannot control, an expectation or a grudge. Most of the time, when we’re in a bad mood, it’s because there is something we are holding on to that is putting a burden on us. Recognize that burden and release it. Let the day come to an end and realize that tomorrow is a new day to be happy.

Madison Sonnier is an aspiring writer and lover of music, animals, nature, creativity and the simple things in life. You can read her personal ramblings and life insights at Journey of a Soul Searcher.

 


 

Reaching Out

Wayne-DyerAugust 31, 2015

 

I dedicate this weeks blog to the Great and wonderful man who over the years has taught me among others, such wisdom and given us the tools to look within rather than see what is on the outside.  “http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-21490/10-quotes-from-wayne-dyer-that-will-inspire-you-to-live-your-best-life-now.html Thank you Wayne for the gift you have given me of strength and courage to continue my journey and fulfill my dream of inspiring others, through my life story. To offer the tools I have gained through the knowledge and wisdom of teacher’s like you. You were the very first to help me stand again and take one step at time.  For that I will always be grateful for the time we have spent together.  “Choose to see death as simply removing a garment or moving from room to room, it is merely a transition.” – Wayne Dyers words of widsom

I start my blog this week as somewhat of an extension from my last blog ” Without Limits.”  I happen to have a friend express her distress and heart breaking words of the actions that she witnessed and experienced on a personal level, while on crutches for a period of time.  Her words exactly were “Now I know how disabled people feel”, to some degree, of course.

She went on to tell her experience while trying to shop at a local mall.  The lack of respect and consideration for her on crutches was no short of disappointing and in her mind disgraceful.  People walked around and passed in front of her to rush by while she waited for the automatic door to open.  Bumped and shoved through her, without any regards for what they had just done and without acknowledgement of it even happening.  One woman walked away while her husband stood stunned  for what he had just witness.  His own wife and her lack of empathy for my friend who struggle on her crutches to get around, while she rushed right by and knocked one of her crutches away.  Wow! could there really be people who are in such a rush that they have no disregard for, led alone respect or consideration for others around them, who may need a little more time, attention and assistance. Why are we all in such a rush? I too have to admit I am guilty of this very thing.  As I waited for the rest room at a local coffee shop, I wondered why it was taking so long for the person to finish.  I must have waiting a good 15 minutes.  I just kept repeating to myself, relax, it to shall pass. (Of course this has taken practice over time.)  The door then opened and a blind gentleman exited. While trying to navigate his way out I quickly offered assistance and then was reminded of this exact blog that I was in the middle of writing.  It was if the Universe was trying to test and see if I had what it takes to be respectful of a situation that was at the time, invisible to me, until the door opened.  This experience for me was one of those “Ah-ha” moments, when I was reminded of my own ignorance at times. So know when I write, I place no judgement on anyone but rather try and bring awareness and inspiration through my blogs.

I know I have had days where I am rushed and have to stop myself and remind myself what matters.  We tend to sometimes think of what we need, when in fact at the end of the day, what we give to another, is far more important than what we need. Remember the “Good old days” of “Common Courtesy” and when such respect for another was given as part of the “norm”.  Where someone held the door open, or gave up their sit, perhaps a place in line as a sign of respect and good will.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

My hope is that this blog will help us all be more aware and intuitive to our surroundings and those in it. We must not allow our fears to stop us from kindness and compassion for those lives who are challenged with disabilities, disfigurement or invisible struggles.  Sometimes just a reminder helps to put things into prospective.

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.” – Wayne Dyer

Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne

A Life without Limits

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“Never let circumstances define you. Your potential is unlimited. Your circumstances are temporary.” – Mastin Kipp

Have you ever been told you couldn’t do something because……..but you knew deep down within you that you could and wanted to defy all odds.  You knew that you had it in you to rise above all and  persevere.  You also knew it would be a challenge of all challenges.  It would ultimately lift you to new limits and travel you down a road of uncertainty and fear.  The one thing you did have was the power of choice.  To be and want more.  To become who you know you really are, beyond your fear and to embrace what is unknown with the confidence of knowing “you can do this.”

When things don’t go the way we expect and all seems “wrong”, it takes power deep within you to have the courage to rise above and move on.  You don’t expect things to turn from a  straight road to one that changes the direction that you had set out for your life.  The way you mapped out your life is  no longer going down the same road you once thought to be “your life.” Something went wrong and now you are faced with challenges you never could have anticipated.  You will stare your fears in the face. You will have no other choice but to fight and become a courageous person. You will shock yourself at your ability to plow through any situation.

That’s what the women and man, of all ages, have done and now represent and make up the para-games.  An event that inspires all of us to know there are “no limits” to achieving your dreams. At some point your dream will mean so much to you that you will stop at nothing .  When the dream overtakes you, no matter what your fears are, you will not allow it to stop.

I find it amazing how these men and women from all over the world have come to celebrate their dream, the one they made true, “against all odds”.  Their challenges and their courage to overcome any door that was told  would never open for them.  Their strength and will to move through some of the most excruciating circumstances one can imagine.  They are and always will be a wonderful example of inspiration, courage and strength to us all.

As you realize your own potential, you will realize the potential in others.  You will start to recognize the beauty that life, you, and others have to offer. When people are around you, they will feel better about themselves and life because you are living proof it is possible to live a dream.

The pursuit of a dream requires an act of faith.  You step forward and take action.  When you do this, you will face experiences that will bring you closer to the force of the universe.

On a personal note from my own experience on this journey of life, I have to say my road map was nothing like the one that I painted and thought it would be.   I also will say, I never thought I could get through the circumstances and challenges I was given.  However, through the power of the mind, I made it through times that I thought I would never make it through. My hope now, for my life, is to be a voice to others of inspiration, hope, faith, courage and strength.  To help others realize they too can achieve all dreams  they think are out of reach. Remember one thing, you are worth it and you deserve to live a happy life whatever that is.  Trust me when I say, make your thoughts those of ones you want to live with.

“One day your life will flash before your eyes.  Make sure its worth watching.”

“Some people make you laugh a little louder, Smile a little brighter, and live a little longer.  Be one of those people.” – Budda

“If you can see it and believe it you can achieve it. Your meant to do more with life than give up through struggles, trauma and life’s challenges.  Stay strong from within and live it on the outside.”

I will leave you with this question.  Ask yourself how do I want to see my life at the end of it all?  I for one, want to celebrate all of life and know I tried the best I could and that, was enough.

Below is a very inspirational interview with one of the most inspiring woman you will ever hear from, Amy Purdy. Her story is remarkable and definitely “A Life without Limits”

 

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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2huk53

 

 

 

 

Peace of I

Anne

Words from another World

July 20th, 

These words I share with you from a young man who my daughter and I sponsor through SOS children’s in Nepal, named Ishwor.  “More than 8000 people are killed by the devastating earthquake of April 25 and several powerful aftershocks were observed across the country. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, cracked and damaged.” But the true reality of life is: it goes on no matter what.  Even after this shocking scenario, life is growing gradually for the people in Nepal and the surrounding areas.  What I find most amazing is not only do these people struggle with survival of each and every day they seem to find ways to smile and come together in hope, faith, love and abundance for what they have.

Ishwor goes on to express how excited he is to be able to use a pen to write for the first time and how fascinated he is with it.  “My experience as a pen using student started from the day I entered class 5.  It was my most joyful day.”  I was so touched by this and reminded of how truly blessed my life has been and continues to be.  This is  a wonderful reminder in life to treasure even the smallest of wonders.  So often I take for granted the water to brush my teeth, wash my face and flush  my toilet not to mention the freshness of drinking it.  As I close my eyes for just a moment and put myself in the scene that surrounds their lives, day in and day out, I am overwhelmed with the complexity and endless deeds to supply just the basic needs in a day, not to mention anything else. However, for me I can open my eyes and be sitting on my comfortable couch in my home with water, food, and all the amenities that some can only dream for and will sadly never experience.

What I would like most is to send Ishwor, his sisters and brothers a little something more and special, other than the monthly donation sent to SOS for him.  No matter how hard I try and every effort I take to make this happen, I am told over and over again by the SOS organization that most if not all packages sent through our mail services throughout the countries get opened, stolen and never reach the children or their parents.  I find this most unsettling and upsetting. Especially when sending him and his family a little extra for themselves to make their lives more pleasurable would not be difficult for me to do. To be able to send him a soccer ball or a box of pens, WOW! the warmth that would fill his heart and the smile his face would be a gift that would fill mine as well, with gratitude.  Its unfortunate that this is taken away from them because of greed and theft.  I, however will not give up on trying again this Christmas Season to give him and his family that little extra magic. “They wake up and basically the agenda for the day is to get food.”

Below I share this link from Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra on the awareness of Fair Trade and how as consumers we can all become significantly more aware of our choices.  Every little bit we do, goes a long way to those whose lives are far greater challenged then our own.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-jackman-coffee-documentary-dukales-800618

I post this blog to simple open up our eyes to how very lucky we are to have the simple necessities of life pretty much at our finger tips, for most of us. To perhaps bring awareness to how we can all reach out and lend a hand to help another.

As Always Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne

Five ways parents Can teach healthy relationship skills

July 8, 2015

This Blog I came across and felt it was a good one to share from The Women’s Foundation.  With kids out from school and on summer vacation, time on their hands and boredom filled days, I felt this was a good time to share and worth hearing and gaining tips to help our children or others. Lets keep our kids safe, and educate them towards a self actualized, self esteemed human being. Fill their lives with Love for who they are and all that life can offer them.
376368_490944444252543_844287255_n1You’re 14 and you’re at a party. A group of friends come up to you and one pulls out a cigarette. “Wanna smoke?” she asks, as she lights up and starts passing it around.

You don’t want to get in trouble for smoking. But you also don’t want to get “unfriended” for not smoking.

How do you respond? How do you teach your children to respond?

This is the kind of question participants discuss in the teen healthy relationships programs that are funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The programs teach strategies for developing boundaries, empathy, assertiveness and conflict resolution — skills that parents can also teach at home.

At our recent panel discussion on teen healthy relationships, we asked program representatives to share tips for parents. Here’s a summary of their advice:

Tip 1: Practise and role-play – “It’s more than just didactic teaching,” says Debbie Chiodo, a research associate with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Centre for Prevention Science. “Information alone is not going to change behaviour in young people.” It’s important to put teens in hypothetical situations and practise the relationship skills that are being taught. “You hope that translates as they move forward,” Chiodo says.

Tip 2: Talk about consent – Teaching consent to children can start as early as three years old, says Shequita Thompson, program coordinator for METRAC’S ReAct program. Empowering children with a sense of autonomy over their bodies and the right to say, “No, that doesn’t feel right,” or “I don’t want a kiss or a hug right now,” will help them navigate the more complex romantic situations they encounter in their teens.

Tip 3: Teach assertive communication – Teen healthy relationship programs help participants distinguish between passive, aggressive and assertive communication, says Anuradha Dugal, director of violence prevention at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. This helps them develop tactics for facing peer pressure assertively, Dugal says, “even if you don’t want to make a decision, but you still need to stand up for yourself.” When teens are pressured to smoke or drink at a party, for example, they have the option to respond in a way that delays decision-making, re-directs the conversation or de-pressurizes the situation.

Tip 4: Connect offline with online – Given the amount of time teens spend online, it’s important that they take healthy relationship skills with them. If teens’ online behaviour goes astray, Dugal says, cutting them off from their phones or the Internet isn’t the solution. “If there are problems, they need to be dealt with online.” Parents can also help re-direct behaviour, so that teens are connecting with positive online activities and communities.

Tip 5: Create safe spaces – The panelists emphasized the value of offering safe spaces, where teens know they can open up without fearing judgment or shame, even if they didn’t make the ideal decision. When teens don’t feel they can talk to their parents, it’s important that they know who they can go to.At home, parents should do their best to listen when kids talk and resist being confrontational. “Then you find that magic moment when you can shine a spotlight on it and offer them a values-based approach,” Dugal says. “It’s really important to just be present. That’s a wonderful gift you can give them.”

 

 

Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne

 

 

 

Loss In Our Lives

June 22, 2015

 

Throughout our lives we all experience loss in one way or another.  Loss comes in many forms, from the loss of a job, a relationship, your health, a loved one, for some their lives are taken far too soon and without warning and some are told they have months, days or hours before it is over.  Most people think of the grieving process as something experienced only after the death of a loved on.   In fact, even events of a wider scale, such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks, can cause people to grieve at the loss of their sense of safety and security. Anytime something significant is taken away from us, we grieve. And that grieving process can trigger a host of unfamiliar and confusing emotions and behaviors. Ultimately, most of us find a way to carry on after a loss. But the process we go through to do that can be complicated and emotionally messy. The process can be so overwhelming that some people fail to recover from it sufficiently enough to make good choices for themselves.

Knowing what is a healthy response to loss and what is not can help you stay on an emotionally healthy path to recovery.  https://sites.google.com/site/bfotoronto/resources/links

I’ve watched and personally experienced great loss in my life and found that the hardest part was not having  control to change it, or stop it and that it was final. Trying to make sense of why things happen and why some lose their lives sooner than later is still a mystery to me.  I use to spend a lot of time trying to figure it out and wanting and needed answers.  “Why” became a regular word in my vocabulary, until I realized that “Why” was never going to be answered.  It took me sometime to come to a place where I had to not wonder “Why”, but ask myself “what can I get out of this experience? How can I find peace? Rather than be overwhelmed with anger and sorrow and retreat into an empty space. I need to find my way out of the darkness and move towards light.   Loss is a part of our lives and one that we will continue to struggle to accept. With each loss brings the challenge to continue to move forward even more. From my experience it’s so much better if you call on someone, anyone, a friend, a family member, counselor, even someone who doesn’t know you, but can be a source of comfort.

There is absolutely a period for which you should allow yourself to mourn and work through the feelings you have, this is not a time to feel guilty about what you are feeling and going through. For some, being with others works, for others, having time all alone can be beneficial as well.    Without doing this and trying to bury your emotions and the pain that resides within, will only make these painful experiences much hard to deal with later in life.  The pain you feel can also influence you to do things much differently than you would have, had you recognized it as normal and OK! and where able to work through it and move on, with a healthy outlook.

I know one thing for sure, I would never trade the moments, love and memories I had with each of the special people in my life that I lost. For each of them brought happiness and serenity to my life and that can never be taken away.

Thanks for the memories, they will always live on and be passed on.

I dedicate this Blog to my Dear friend Denis who lost his battle on June 18, 2015.

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May you rest in peace

Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne

Know Your Worth

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How much do you think you are worth?  What describes your worth? Is it your money, your possessions, how you look, how you act or how another grades you.  Who sets your worth, you or is it in another hands?  Today I watched a young woman be distort from a grade she was given to the point where it left her in tears and dissolution.  How is it that ones  perception of how they feel we are worth or rather our work is worth  can grade us on what they believe to be true.  We subject ourselves all the time to accepting what others think and say about us to the point for some, can change the course of their lives.   As someone who has been a teacher for over 2 decades, I understand that grading another is the “JOB”, but to what degree does this grade have to represent. Who every came up with grades anyways?  They can set some up to feel unworthy of themselves from a so called “GRADE” of their work or performance.  How about we grade in words, not letters or numbers and how about our words teach through love, not failure.

We are taught from the time we are very young to believe in ourselves and know we can do anything possible if we just try. Yet our lives most of the time, for some, are guided by and governed by authority and rules.  How are we to be or become self actualized individuals and teach the young people today to follow what they love and believe in when we grade them on what we think.  Perhaps its time for a change in our system of teaching and listen to what really needs to be graded on.  Lets stop and hear REALLY hear what is needed, not what we feel needs controlling over. From school to work to social engagements are we really being allow to be who we REALLY are or accepting and believe what we are told about how we should be.

So perhaps the next time we, the teachers, the leaders and the parents want to give our grade, shower it with love for who they really are.  Allow them to grow into a world that can be transformed through LOVE! Our LOVE!

Remember this saying the next time you are questioning your Worth – Unique, Unbreakable & Unstoppable

Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne

 

I am Light

May 28, 2015

Today I share on my blog my visit to Ottawa with a man I have been inspired by and who has been my Mentor for over 2 years now.  Dr. Wayne Dyer has given me the tools to live a life of inspiration and be guided to give this gift to others through Pebbles Stones and Boulders.  I have learned from him and other spiritual teachers many life lessons on this destiny to blossom and shine, to transform to an every-greater light. I traveled to Ottawa with my dearest friend Mary, who was responsible for the name of my website.  Mary felt that the name Pebbles Stones and Boulders represented my life and that it would best represent what I wanted to achieve through the website and my future plans. Mary has been a friend or rather what I like to call, family to me for over 20 years.  She has always supported me and my daughter through these years of struggles and triumphs.  I am forever grateful to have her in my life and for all that she has brought to it. Thank you dear friend.

The event started with the I AM GENIE Foundation which I had never heard of before but was extremely touched by and thought it would be something that others may like to know about.  This non-profit aid organization focused on inspiring people to do good deeds by being GENIE and granting wishes to everyday heroes around the world. The founder, Joshua Dawson’s father passed away at the early age of 54 and a genie was born. After some soul searching, he decided to start doing something everyone thought was a little crazy by dressing like a genie and surprising Cancer victims and survivors with their dream days. By honoring these heroes with a wish and shining a light on their stories he hoped to inspire others to be More Genie-like. It’s worked.  Check out their link to learn more about what they do and how you can help.  I guarantee you will be inspired by this “Great Genie”. http://www.experiencegenie.com/

The event then followed with Dr. Wayne Dyer http://www.drwaynedyer.com/about-dr-wayne-dyer/ International renowned author and speaker, shares his wisdom and guidance as we contemplate life’s biggest questions.  What is your one true purpose for being here? Beyond the desires of ego? Beyond the expectations of others. You can free yourself, now and forever, from the chains of ego-dominated, self-sabotaging thinking. Change your perception of your being, and come to feel, know, and rely on your divinely-connected self. YOU ARE LIGHT. “ Everyone of us has both a personal self as well as an impersonal aspect to our being. Your personal self, or your personality, is being directed at all times by your mind and your five senses. Dr. Wayne Dyer’s allows you to see an opportunity to free yourself, now and forever, from the domination of your personality, with its self-inflated and often self-sabotaging mind and intellect. In addition to having a personal self, there is also an impersonal self that is with you for every moment of your existence in this lifetime. This impersonal self is NOT your intellect and body. It is the invisible intelligence that animates all of life. It is responsible for all of your desires. It allows your fingernails to grow, your heart to beat, and it is the life force that supports all of life everywhere. In order to awaken to this fact you must get away from the consciousness of your body and intellect, which have long held you enslaved. You can and will learn to Feel Your infinite impersonal self within and come to know and rely upon it at all times. “From the perspective of the infinite, it is obvious that the individual self ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT EXIST.” This is a truth that the personality, with it’s ever dominating ego presence cannot and will not tolerate.

Dr. Wayne Dyers daughter accompanied him and sang the song “I AM LIGHT” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QN5ePPmWEo which ended the event.  Following was a private reception with Dr. Wayne Dyer signing books and having photo’s taken.  I have also given you the link to his movie “The Shift” It’s the story of the most important moment of your life—when you stop striving and start arriving! It’s the choice you make to move toward a life that gathers up the pieces of your best, most fulfilled, most loving self. It’s the moment when you start living a life rich with meaning and begin playing the music you came here to play! https://www.youtubeGetAttachment.com/watch?v=Exuw4mtzdyQ

 

 

 

Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne

Excuses Begone

follow-your-dreamsMay 10, 2015

How many times have you made excuses for why you are what you are or are not?  Have your excuses been used to stop you from living the life you always wanted. We can use excuses for almost anything and convince ourselves that they are true.  Throughout our lives we make so many excuses why we haven’t done or can’t do something.  Excuses allow us to create a life that limits us from choosing to believe different.

“If I changed, it would create family dramas . . . I’m too old or too young . . . I’m far too busy and tired. I can’t afford the things I truly want . . . It would be very difficult for me to do things differently . . . and I’ve always been this way” are just a few examples from Wayne Dyer.  We use excuses to feel safe and comfortable from the unknown. What is it that you really believe to be true for you?

I share with you a book that I have finished titled “Excuses Begone” written by Dr. Wayne Dyer

In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone, along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You’ll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them.

“You’ll ultimately realize that there are no excuses worth defending, ever, even if they’ve always been part of your life—and the joy of releasing them will resonate throughout your very being. When you eliminate the need to explain your shortcomings or failures, you’ll awaken to the life of your dreams.”

You can change any excuse pattern.  Challenge yourself to get out of these excuses patterns.  Go beyond where you consciously are.

Dr. Wayne Dyer’s Excuses Begone – List of 18 affirmations:

(Excuse listed first – then the positive affirmation)

  1. It will be difficult – I have the ability to accomplish any task I set my mind to with ease and comfort.
  1. It’s going to be risky – Being myself involves no risks. It is my ultimate truth, and I live it fearlessly.
  1. It will take a long time – I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my destiny.
  1. There will be family drama – I would rather be loathed for who I am than loved for who I am not.
  1. I don’t deserve it – I am a Divine creation, a piece of God. Therefore, I cannot be undeserving.
  1. It’s not my nature – My essential nature is perfect and faultless. It is to this nature that I return.
  1. I can’t afford it – I am connected to an unlimited source of abundance.
  1. No one will help me – The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time.
  1. It has never happened before – I am willing to attract all that I desire, beginning here and now.
  1. I’m not strong enough – I have access to unlimited assistance. My strength comes from my connection to my Source of being.
  1. I’m not smart enough – I am a creation of the Divine mind; all is perfect, and I am a genius in my own right.
  1. I’m too old (or not old enough) – I am an infinite being. The age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am.
  1. The rules won’t let me – I live my life according to Divine rules.
  1. It’s too big – I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small, I accomplish great things.
  1. I don’t have the energy – I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy.
  1. It’s not my personal family history – I live in the present moment by being grateful for all of my life experiences as a child.
  1. I’m too busy – As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the callings of my soul.
  1. I’m too scared – I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, because I know that I am never alone

Enjoy these links on Excuses Begone with Wayne Dyer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOzp31rhzlg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inT40nOggUs

Until Next time and thank you for your continued support and love for Pebbles Stones and Boulders.  Please sign up for my email list at the top of the page.

Lots of Love

Peace of I

Anne