"All that we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think we become."
-Siddhartha Gautama

Blissfully Inspiring​ 

For the past two years, I've been on a journey.  A journey of recovery, self-analysis, and change.  
While writing and reading the last sentence, it seems like its been an easy ride.   In reality, it's been a struggle, and an ongoing one at that.  I set a time, but it's been more than two years.  It started beforehand, but like many, I was in denial. 

In the last two years, I'll admit that I haven't been taking these giant leaps, instead, I've been taking baby steps.
Looking back on what I've accomplished in the last year alone, it brings a smile to my face.   
Life might not be perfect because if it were, we wouldn't be here to experience it.   

"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-Winston Churchill

A Dose of Inspiration
Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
-Francis of Assisi
In all honesty, it doesn't matter how long it takes, don't quit.  I know it's easier said than done, but at the end of the day,  you won't be full of regret and asking yourself the same question "what if".  I know it's tough, I know how impatient you'll get, trust me the struggle is real.  
Chasing any of your dreams is well worth it, regardless of what people tell you.  Don't listen to the 'negative nancies', do what you have to do, to get to where you need to be. 
I'm a fan of many of Sir Winston Churchill's quotes, and this is one that I keep repeating every damn day:
"This is notime for ease and comfort.  It is time to dare and endure."

Just make it happen

If you’re bored with your life, change the routine!  You’re the only one who can. 
Go out, explore and don’t let society’s distorted image chain you up!  You are worthy of all that you desire.  Not in an ego trip sort of way.  Change your mindset, change your life.  You don’t like something, than you have the power to change it.  Every time you resist positive change for your benefit, you let a little piece of you die. 
Don’t leave this earth regretting the possibilities you didn’t take. 
Make things happen.  Live to the fullest, laugh until your belly hurts and love every moment and every breath you take.  

You are magnificent!

Starting your day off right!

I absolutely love listening to her! 
She always brings such a smile to my face, and in reality, you don't need to listen to her when you're feeling a bit down, listen to her every day as a constant reminder that "You are the m&*^f&*^ s^%$!!!!"
The way the universe speaks to us. 
A few days ago I was in a  Facebook group where one of the members just received her LOA (Law Of Attraction) Planner.  She was super excited and described the layout of the planner.  
I thought to myself "I want one of those planners" and proceeded to look for one on Ebay.  Needless to say, I didn't come across the one I wanted.  I put the search for this amazing planner on the back of my mind and told myself that when I come across one, I'll order it. 
On the 31st I received an e-mail from secretmeditations.com but it didn't say it was from secretmeditations the email sender was Law of Attraction Planner.  They sent me an email regarding the 101 questions to ask yourself before starting 2018. 
It didn't click that:
b)   I really don't recall signing up to receive e-mails from either one. 

Anywho, I was going through the questions on Freedom Mastery's website and found out that they have an online shop.  Now keep in mind I've never visited their website which by the way is fantastic.  Their blogs are really worth reading. 

Anyway, to make a LOOOOOONG story short, I found the planner I was looking for!  
I ordered their 2018 Dated Delux LOA 12-month planner in glitter gold and I can't wait to receive it! I'm super excited, I'm sure you can tell as I've written a little section on it. 

The funny thing is that from the moment I opened the e-mail, it really didn't click that it said LAW OF ATTRACTION PLANNER.  I swear that if someone came up to me and slapped me with the LOA planner, I still wouldn't get it.  

So yes, when you put the intention out there, the universe is listening, and somehow you're directed to that which you seek. Either consciously or unconsciously.  

"Be careful what you wish for".  Make sure that what you want, is really what you want. 
Coincidence? I think not...
There are things that happen sometimes that we can't explain.  We simply shrug our shoulders and dismiss.  There are sensations that we experience; an unexplained chill, the hair on the back of our necks stand up.  
We think of someone and they magically call us out of the blue.  Dreams or nightmares that we can't shake the feeling of.  
Most of you know what I'm talking about because it happened to you.  
Whether it's recurring number sequences, dreams, deja vu.  You think of a movie or a song and next thing you know, it's playing.  
I can cite a number of other examples, and a few if not all on that list you've experienced.

The first thing we do is dismiss them.  We dismiss them as coincidences.  But are they?  
The unfortunate reality is that we are so conditioned to disregard these signs but there will come a point where the option of shutting our eyes is no longer a viable option.  Because the reality is that there is more to life than meets the eye.   

Personally, I never understood what was happening and then one day, I decided to look it up, and speak to close friends of mine about these strange occurrences.  The inevitable happened.  I had an A-HA moment and there is no going back at this point!  I am more open to receiving and the more I open up, the more I am hit with messages, dreams, moments of synchronicity.   I finally understood that nothing happens by chance.  There are reasons behind everything.
Its happened more than once that there are recurring number sequences or Angel numbers that appear.  There is a reason you keep seeing the same thing over and over again or you're experiencing similar situations over again.  
It's recurring because you are meant to LISTEN and LEARN from it.  There comes a point where you can longer turn a blind eye to certain events happening in your life.  
When I research the meaning of messages, there's a moment of self-reflection and analysis because let's face it, you have to be willing to put the effort regarding your personal development.  You have to work on yourself, in order to be a better version of you.  If there is competition in life, compete against yourself.   These messages are for a reason.  I have to be open and true to myself, I can't lie or make excuses anymore.  I have to be honest with what I want in life, and out of life.  I have to examine recurring thoughts, ideas, dreams, and emotions.  Because the answers we seek are already within us.  The Univers, God or gods (whatever you want to call it, is up to you) is sending us nudges, we just have to be open and notice them.
 "Don't dismiss the synchronicity of what is happening right now finding its way to your life at just this moment.  There are no coincidences in the universe, only convergences of Will, Intent, and Experience." 
Neale Donald Walsch 
"Synchronicity happens when you align with the flow of the universe rather than insisting the universe flow your way"
"The universe conspires to reveal the truth and to make your path easy if you have the courage to follow the signs."
-Lisa Unger
Give a compliment ​​
We don't know what people are going through...
There are more than 7 billion people in this world.  There are people you will meet, whether at the gym, supermarket or kiosk.  We don't know what people go through on a daily basis.  It costs you nothing to be nice and give a compliment to someone.  
Just think how it makes you feel when someone compliments you on something.  It brings a smile to your face, doesn't it?  So why not spread the love and bring a smile to someone else's face?!  

"Love encompasses the essence of all that we aspire to in life; to love and be loved."

-Estee "The Coach" Levinson

Ah The Devil!

The Fallen Angel, The Serpent.  The one who wears a cap and has horns and a tail...
The truth is that the devil is within us all.  He doesn't wear a cap and he doesn't have a tail.  He's that voice in our head, you know the voice that tells us we can't do something, the voice that breeds hatred,  jealousy, and envy.  The voice of fear and uncertainty. 

The one that can turn all our dreams into a nightmare if we let him.  He's also the one who can let lust, hate, gluttony, and greed dictate our lives.  

Yup, the devil is within us all. 

We do have a choice.  Either we let him or if you prefer, those negative thoughts and emotions envelop and ultimately destroy us or we slay that inner monster.  

We push through and compete to be a better version of ourselves.  We leave the EGO at the door.  We succeed and stay humble once we reach our goals.  We help others and spread love where it is needed. 
The choice is yours.

"Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. 
Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in." 

We made it through January
Woohoo, we made it through January.  
The first month of 2018 was a bit iffy.  I mean it was really a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and I wasn't the only one who felt it.  
I'm just going to blame it on that saucy minx; the moon!  You see in January we were blessed with two full moons.  Yup, that's right, not one but two. , and the one we experienced on the 31st of January was a Super Blue Moon eclipse!  

Naughty Moon! 

There were moments of extreme highs, and lows.  It's like one second you're doing the funky chicken dance, and being all happy, and the next minute you wanted to cry! 
I'm not going to be in denial about it, especially with myself.  These full moons blessed us with some amazing energy.  One of the most important things is clearing out what no longer serves us so that better things can enter our lives.   So this emotional rollercoaster ride is all about looking deep within ourselves, see what we've tried to block out, sort through issues, and do some major self-spring cleaning!

It's not going to be easy, and it's not meant to be.  All that we are going through is teaching us about ourselves.  In order to heal and move forward, we have to deal with the "junk" that most times we don't want to face.  
Either way, keep dreaming, focus on your goals, keep pushing forward.  Don't beat yourself up if things don't go as planned. Love yourself, laugh, be silly, quirky, and most importantly, DON'T GIVE UP! You can rest and recuperate, but don't give up!