Sunday, 31 May 2015

Creating a new mind movie

I had been wondering where my  creative spark had been hiding. I have had an idea about creating mandalas of a current spiritual process I am playing with, but the idea never materialised- though there is still hope.

I am not completely stagnant as this morning I sent off a newsletter for June for my Reiki people.
After I pressed 'send' I had the spark of an idea- what if I created a mini mind movie to accompany one part of the newsletter.

I decided to do just that, even though it was too late for this months news.

I will be able to include it next month as there is a segment on Loving Kindness each month for 4 months in total.
It was so satisfying to complete it.
I have posted it on youtube - you can see it here:~ .

I am now filled with creative ideas for more short mindmovies, and am halfway through creating one about Reiki level this space.

I have created minimovies for people, tailored to a theme of their choice and would love to create more...what if this spark of creativity catches fire!
 Well- am just adding a line or 2 as yesterday I created another minimovie , this time on the benefits of the Violet Flame.
Had a tiny mad idea that maybe I could give myself a 30 day challenge and create one a day throughout June- now that would take discipline wouldnt it.

Benefits of the Violet Flame .(.mini mind moie- less than 3 minutes)

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Lemon Street market

In The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron encourages a weekly Artist Date. I have not taken myself on an Artist's Date for ages, so yesterday I changed that and chose to visit Lemon Street Market, a small area for artisans and arty /crafty types to sell their wares.

Someone there was selling silver jewellery, someone had artisan bread on offer, and the times that caught my attention were sculptures of hares, in varying stances. If money were not the issue I would now have several of them adorning my window sill.
I did make a couple of purchases though - 2 small pots of soil and seeds- lavender and tomato to grow my own.
Could this be considered artistic- probably not as all I have to do is take off the outside wrapper, add water to the contents, choose where to put them, keep them watered and watch them grow..but it will be fun and it did contribute to someone else's business.

I will be visiting a local market today in my village and will probably come home with a flourishing tomato plant that someone else has got going. This will cost a lot less than the 2 I got yesterday..but it will be just as much enjoyment. I thought about it last week but did not have a suitable bag with me to get it home safely- will take my hessian bag today- that should be sturdy enough

Monday, 25 May 2015

Breton afternoon

I noticed a flyer on a local notice board- it was a fund raiser for a young lad who requires an electric wheel chair. Breton crepes.and cider were the enticing offer.
When I arrived I saw a couple of music stands set up and the person who sat next to me to scoff her crepes pointed out some dancers.
I thought we were in for some entertainment, but got bored waiting. I wonder if it all began after I left?
I wish there had been a poster on the wall to let us know when it was planned for...
Fingers crossed that a goodly sum was raised

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Heart is the only Reality

The Heart is the only Reality. The mind is only a transient phase. To remain as one’s Self is to enter the Heart. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

Thursday, 7 May 2015

How can time help you?

How can time help you?
Time is a succession of moments, each moment appears out of nothing
and disappears into nothing, never to reappear.
How can you build on something so fleeting?
Look to yourself for the permanent.
Dive deep within and find what is real in you.
Whatever happens, it happens to you.
Find the Subject of all that you are as a person.
Even if I tell you that you are the witness, the silent watcher,
it will mean nothing to you, unless you find the way to your own being.
Give up all your questions, except one. Who am I?
After all the only fact you are sure of is that you are.
The 'I am' is certain.
The 'I am this' is not.
Struggle to find out what you are in reality.

~ Nisargadatta Mahara

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A-Z challenge is over.

It feels bit strange now the A-Z challenge is over.

When I fist created this blog it was intended for my own creativity- maybe to get me writing more, or creating more mandalas.

I am even looking forward to next year's challenge and wondering what my theme might be- talk about wishing my life away

Friday, 1 May 2015

A-Z- all of them

A: All possibilities, absolute, authority, affluence, abundance.

Here is what the author of the book has to say.

The true nature of the universe is one of all possibilities.

 From this level, it is possible to create anything you desire.
 All of material creation, everything we can hear, taste, touch, and smell, comes from the same source – energy. 
Energy is everything and everything is energy.
 Understand that energy is intrinsically affluent because it gives rise to the infinite diversity and abundance of the universe

B is for better and best.

This is what he has to say about the words/principle

Evolution intrinsically implies that things are getting better and better with time.
 This is also the case with you.
 Your current situation is only the residual outcome of the decisions you have made in the past.
 Your future depends on your decisions today, not yesterday, not the day before but today. 
People with wealth-consciousness only settle for the best in life, also called the principle of the Highest First.
 Go first class all the way and the universe will respond by giving you the very best

C – Carefreeness and Charity

A million dollars in the bank without carefreeness and charity is a state of poverty. The more you make, the more is required. If you make a lot of money, you must give a lot of it away. Money is energy and must continually flow in your life. Therefore, if you are receiving bunches of money and hoarding it in a bank account, you are constricting the flow. Release your money with joy because what ever you give away comes back to you magnified a thousand-fold. Wealth consciousness is a state of mind. If you are constantly concerned about how much money you have, irrespective of the dollar amount in your bank account, you are inherently poor. Be carefree with your money and spend it wisely, judiciously and constructively. This will ensure a constant influx of money into your life.

D – Demand and Supply, Dharma

We live in a world where cultivating a servant’s spirit is an attribute that attracts like no other. As you humbly serve others, they willingly share their wisdom with you so you can add this knowledge and experience to your own and dramatically increase your success. Ask yourself “How may I serve”, “How may I help”? The answers are within you. Do not be distressed when there is no one available to help you – be excited when you can help.

“D” also stands for Dharma. Each of us has a Dharma, a purpose in life. When we are in Dharma, we love our work. Find your Dharma and then serve to your best ability.

E – Exulting in the Success of Other, Expectancy Determines Outcome

It is pertinent for you to exult in the success of others, particularly in your competitors’ success and the achievements of those you may consider enemies. Your competitors and enemies will become your helpers if you exult in their success.

“E” also denotes that what you expect will come to fruition, without fail. Your thoughts become things. So it’s very important to expect the best and you’ll see that the outcome is contained in the expectation.

F – Failure is the Seed to Success, Forgiveness

Our failures are stepping-stones, bringing us even closer to our goals. So in reality, there is no such thing as failure. What we call failure is just a mechanism through which we can learn to do things right. Do not dwell on mistakes in the past, accept responsibility for them and then look forward. Your history does not control your destiny, but your current thoughts do.

“F” also stands for forgiveness. Forgiveness only has power once it is given away. Greet each day with forgiveness. Forgive all transgressors in your every day life because most likely they will not even have realized their transgression. Forgiveness relieves all feelings of resentment and erases your unproductive thoughts, allowing you to create a new heart, a new beginning.

G – Gratitude

It is our birth-right to live in abundance. Therefore, gratitude and generosity are natural attributes of an affluent consciousness. Quietly noticing and expressing gratitude to yourself for everything you currently have in your life will bring you more of that – what you’re thankful for. What you think about AND thank about, you bring about.

H – Happiness

Most of our pursuits in life are to create more happiness in our lives. The big mistake is in thinking that possessions, or positions, or people will make us happy. Happiness comes from within. It’s a state of being and is therefore a choice. Make a conscious decision to be happy as soon as you open your eyes in bed. Laugh often. Laughter is the outward expression of enthusiasm and enthusiasm is the fuel that moves the world. Greet each day with laughter, smile at everyone you meet, and possess a grateful spirit.

I – Intention

The power of intention is in a single-mindedness of purpose. Put all your energy into making decisions and then once a decision is made, stand behind it. Intention is a well-defined purpose that is unchangeable. Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly. Unsuccessful people make their decisions slowly and change their minds quickly. The universe will handle the details, organizes and orchestrates opportunities – you simply make the decision and be alert to these opportunities.

J – Judgment is Unnecessary

When we relinquish the need to classify things as good or bad, right or wrong, we experience more silence in our consciousness. Quiet your internal dialogue by simply observing things as they are, not as you think they should be.

K- Knowledge Contains Organizing Power

Your past can never be changed but you can change your future by changing your actions today. If you counsel only with yourself, you can only make decisions based on what you already know. If you mastermind with wise people, you can now add their wisdom and experiences to your own. You can now create your future rather than just accept it. Knowledge brings about a new awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.

L – Love And Luxury

The truth is you can only give away what you already have. For example, to give away 12 oranges, you must first be in possession of 12 oranges. The same goes for love. Once you fill yourself up with love to the point where you are overflowing with love, you can now give this love away to others. To your significant other, to the community, to your friends and relatives, to people on the street. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.

Adopt luxury as your lifestyle. Abundance is everyone’s natural birth right. It is your right to have luxury in your life. It is our natural state. Adopting luxury sets the stage for allowing and attracting more wealth into your life. You deserve wealth in every aspect of your living.

M – Making Money For Others

As Zig Zigler once stated, you can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want. When you are in service to others, because we are all connected, you are inadvertently helping yourself achieve your goals and attract your desires into your life. When you assist others in fulfilling their desires, you will more easily fulfill your own dreams.

N – Say No To Negativity

Negative people deplete your energy. Surround yourself with optimistic and positive people who add love and nourishment to the world. When you find yourself having a negative thought, simply say “next” and change your thoughts. What you think about you bring about so mind your thoughts carefully. Don’t let just anyone dump anything into your mental faculty, look for the positive in the world and more positive will show up. Here’s a hint – go on a one month media fast. No TV. No news. No radio. Fill your time with reading books and listening to CD’s that bring about positive changes in the world.

O – Life Exists in Opposites

We experience life in contrasts – up is the opposite of down, happy is the opposite of sad, love is the opposite of hate and so on. Also remember that high energy diffuses low energy every time. Just as light diffuses dark. We become more and more non-judgmental as we come to realize the existence of opposites. Non-judgment leads to the quietening of the mind and allows you to open the door to creativity.

As the Bible states, doors of opportunity open for those who continue to knock. If you keep asking, you will find the answer. So keep knocking and doors of opportunity will continually open in your life.

P – Purpose in Life and Pure Potentiality

We are all here to fulfill a purpose, it is up to us to figure out what this purpose is. If you love what you do for a living, you are fulfilling your purpose in life and suddenly work is not work at all. If you have not yet found your purpose in life, keep knocking and the doors will begin to open. Focus your thoughts internally and connect to the creative energy that brought you into existence. It is here that your purpose will be unveiled.

Q – Question Everything

It is important to question ideology, question outside authority, and in essence question all the decisions you currently make. Here is the bottom line, your best decision-making has brought you to where you are today. If you are not having the results you want, change your world. Change your decision making process. Question what people take for granted, what people hold to be true so we can break through the social conditioning we have been exposed to and affected by our entire lives.

R – Receiving is as Necessary as Giving

To graciously receive is an expression of the dignity of giving. Giving and receiving are simply different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. People who are incapable of receiving are also incapable of giving wholeheartedly, with no expectation of something in return. Your ability to receive a compliment, respect, or admiration also implies the ability to be able to give these to others. So fill yourself up with love and respect so you are now overflowing with it and you are now in a position to give it away. The more you give, the more you get.

S- Spending and Service

Money is like blood – it flows. If you constrict this flow by hoarding money and saving every penny for the “what if’s”, you constrict the flow of energy and money always eludes you. Money is life energy. We use it as an exchange of services rendered. If we want to keep money flowing in our lives, we must keep it circulating.

T – Timeless Awareness, and Tithing

Time-bound awareness occurs when we relinquish the self for the self-image. Our self-image, in time-bound awareness, is always influenced by the past and by anticipation and fear of the future. Our time-bound awareness is typically rooted in fear and guilt. If we immerse ourselves deeply in the present moment, we embrace time-less awareness and we appreciate that everything is as it should be. This is the state of bliss and intuition. The right responses come to us, at just the right time. Timeless awareness is in the heart – if feels. Time-bound awareness is in the intellect – it calculates.

Tithing means giving away a certain percentage of your income without conditions or strings attached. When you give, a vacuum is created that attracts even more of that which you give away. If it’s a closet full of new clothes you wish to have, bundle up your old items that you haven’t worn in years and simply know that new clothes will find their way into your life. So it is with everything you desire.

U – Understanding the Unity

We are all connected. Behind the idea of each of us being separate from each other, there is a unity in the universe. We experience this unity consciousness when we are in love, when we are at one with nature, listening to music, dancing, reading poetry, listening to classical music and in the silence of meditation. Our thoughts affect the universe. Therefore it is not in your best interest to mind your thoughts and to harbor only positive thoughts, it is your obligation because your despair or guilt or sorrow is affecting someone else in the world.

V – Values

Truth, integrity, honesty, love, faith, devotion, and beauty. Without values there is chaos and confusion and when values disintegrate, everything else disintegrates. We must be mindful of what we think about because the dominant thoughts that constantly circulate in our minds are what we are focusing our energy on. Typically these things are not of high value. So change your values. Become clear on what your values are so you can immerse yourself in these thoughts throughout the day. What you think about you bring about. So focus on things like truth, and integrity and love and you will see these surface in your life more and more.

W – Wealth Consciousness Without Worries

Wealth consciousness implies the absence of money worries. When we know that there is an inexhaustible supply of money we never consume ourselves with the thought of losing our money because we know it will always be there. Trust in yourself to take the actions that will ensure money constantly circulates in your life. Then you can let go of thoughts that begin in a place of lack and focus in the present moment and be open to opportunities when they present themselves.

X – Expressing Appreciation and Gratitude

Every morning when you wake up, make a conscious effort of being grateful for everything and everyone in your life. This expression of gratitude is a powerful force that generates even more of what we already have to be thankful for.

Y – Youthful Vigor

When we identify ourselves with objects, people, circumstances or things we relinquish our energy to the object of reference. Therefore we experience a lack of energy and vigor because we are no longer in control of our own being. When our identity comes from the self, we keep our energy to ourselves. We feel energetic and powerful. Here’s the bottom line, when we blame circumstances or people for our feelings and thoughts, we are relying on these things to change before things will change for us. We give up our own power to change our results.

Z- Zest For Life

To have zest for life is to face the unknown with carefreeness and freedom. After all, the unknown is the field of all possibilities in every moment of the present. This is freedom – beyond the known of past conditioning, beyond the prison of space, time and causation.

Quantum physics has proved with scientific evidence that our thoughts affect our health, our family, our loved ones, our community and ultimately the world. The reason this happens is because we all act on our thoughts. So if we are harboring positive thoughts we are always looking for ways to enhance our lives and acting on those opportunities. On the contrary, if we keep negative thoughts circulating in our minds we act on the lack we perceive and shut ourselves down to various opportunities.

Have fun creating your own destiny