Tuesday, October 8, 2013

30 Day Love Challenge

Sometimes books come across our path just when we need them, or when we are ready to absorb their message. In my case, I was recently reminded to pick up my copy of the book "The Power" by Rhonda Byrne and reread it.

What the book emphasized is that I have no control over what goes on in the world around me.  All I have control over is how I'm going to react to situations and what can I do every day internally to change my world.

The premise is that Love is a power and when we focus Love out into the world it will come back to us with positive results.  I totally believe in the concept of positive energy attracting positive, and negative energy bringing more negative. So the idea of Love as an energy to make changes in my life seemed like a valuable concept.

Plus, I was at a time in my life where I needed to bring more positive feelings into my day.  

As I started to utilize some of the examples in the book, right away what I noticed is just by consciously filling myself up with Love to project on the world -- internally I felt better and more at peace.

And then when I started to picture all the people, places and objects that I loved, I could feel that energy get stronger.

So one night after seeing a miracle unfold in my life, I decided to create a 30 Day Love Challenge.

I would make a list of a few intentions I would like to see happen in my life over the next 30 days and I would focus Love on those desires.

Imagine It ----- Feel Yourself Achieving It ----- Receive It!  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Facing Adversity

Over the last several months I feel as if I have been tested emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  I would have visions of the story of Job from the Bible, where God was talking to Satan. "Everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself, do not lay a finger."  I felt as if I was re-enacting the part of Job as challenges kept coming at me, left and right.

And I know that I am not the only one.....we have seen major challenges hit people from natural disasters, to health crisis, to violent tragedies. 

When faced with that much adversity it is easy to fall into the trap of being a victim.  But that is what it is a TRAP!!  There becomes an overwhelming desire to crawl into a ball and give up, or allow anger to consume you and ask why is this happening to me.  The harder path to take is to Keep Moving Forward -- sometimes operating from the mindset of just getting through the next couple of hours.....then getting through one day at a time.

I believe there are evil forces working against us every day to take away our power, to distract us and to keep us in a trap of feeling powerless. If we get caught up in the mindset of being a victim than evil has won. 

Instead we need to go into the silence and ask for answers -- what do you need today, what help do you require, how can you find a way to handle that situation? And believe that they will come. Only when we change the way we see and handle our challenges do we become the Victor.

We may not always receive what we want, but in most cases we receive what we need!