lbinns on March 22nd, 2015

Re-connect with your home – it’s easy to take your home for granted and to lose touch with the things you have in it and how your home may or may not be supporting you.

Take some time to go into each room and just sit for a while. Notice how you feel in this room. Take a good look at everything in the room. How do you feel about what’s in there – the furniture, the carpet, the colors, the artwork, etc.?

Ask yourself if the room ‘feels’ right to you. Are you surrounding yourself with things that you love? Is there anything in the room that you no longer need, use, want or love? Is there anything that holds negative memories or associations for you? Is there anything you want or need to change about the room?

Your home is directly connected to you. It is a reflection of you and what’s going on in your life. When you feel good in your home and with everything in it, your home will be supporting you energetically.

Allow yourself to re-connect with your home in this way to re-vitalize its energy – and in doing so, you’ll also be re-vitalized.

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lbinns on March 15th, 2015

Allow things to be easy – you’ve probably heard the message that you have to work hard to get what you want in life. You may be so familiar with struggle and hard work that it’s what you’ve come to expect.

Sometimes though, you may be expecting something to be a struggle and it actually isn’t. For example, you’re asking someone for help and in your mind you’re telling yourself that they will probably say no and you’ll either have to find someone else or do it yourself. But then they say yes. It’s unexpectedly easier than you thought it would be.

If you can let go of the belief that things have to be difficult and instead, recognize, affirm and appreciate when things go smoothly, you’ll find that more things go smoothly for you.

When you’re used to struggle and to things being tough, it can be difficult to let go. But if you can relax more and celebrate the things that unfold effortlessly, you will experience more joy and fulfillment.

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lbinns on March 8th, 2015

Release guilt – in her book ‘Heal Your Body,’ Louise Hay says that “guilt always seeks punishment.” When you carry guilt, it can result in physical pain, and painful circumstances.

Identify where you may feel guilty about something you did or did not do in the past. You can journal about it by completing the following statement: “I feel guilty because…”

Be willing to release the past and any feelings of guilt. You will free your energy, heal your body and feel renewed.

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lbinns on March 1st, 2015

Know you are good enough – whenever you feel nervous or apprehensive, ask yourself what you’re really afraid of. If you dig deep enough into the reason, you’ll probably find that at the root of the feeling is the belief that in some way you are not good enough.

This belief shows up in many ways. The trick is to become aware of when it is showing up and to challenge it.

The truth is that you are good enough – for whatever it is that you have a mind to do. When you begin to recognize and acknowledge this, then you allow the old belief to dissolve and you find that life will open up in many wonderful ways.

Challenge the belief and know that you are good enough in every way.

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lbinns on February 22nd, 2015

Start telling your new story: On the Oceans of Possibility Cruise this month, participants focused on creating and connecting with their new story and disconnecting from their old one. This quote by Abraham sums it up nicely:

“As you imagine and visualize and verbalize your new story, in time you will believe the new story, and when that happens, the evidence will flow swiftly into your experience. A belief is only a thought you continue to think; and when your beliefs match your desires, then your desires must become your reality.” – Abraham

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lbinns on February 1st, 2015

Be humble – Today I thought I’d share these words by Gary Zukav:

The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness. It is important for many reasons. A humble person walks in a friendly world. He or she sees friends everywhere he or she looks, wherever he or she goes, whomever he or she meets. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence.

The next time you feel unworthy, inadequate or inferior, remember that these experiences have nothing to do with humbleness, any more than lowering yourself to connect with another individual has to do with humbleness. There are no lower or higher individuals in the perception of a humble person. There are only souls. There is only love.” – Gary Zukav

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lbinns on January 25th, 2015

Stay focused on what you want – When you want something (particularly when you want something to change) you must keep your thoughts focused on it in order for it to have the chance to manifest.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to have your thoughts pulled away from what you want by what is actually happening, or by comments from other people.

For example, let’s say you are focused on increasing your income. You know what you want, and you believe you deserve it and that it’s possible and you are busy working towards it. Then you receive an unexpected bill, or something unexpected happens that will require money, or somebody makes a comment that makes you doubt yourself. This causes you to turn your focus and attention to the fact that this has happened and is not what you want.

You then spend more time thinking about what’s happening than you do about what you want. This is like trying to get somewhere in your car with your feet simultaneously on the accelerator and the brake.

Acknowledge what is happening, but do everything you can to focus on what you want and keep your energy moving in that direction. You may have encountered a minor setback, but don’t allow it to pull your attention away from what you really want.

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lbinns on January 18th, 2015

Don’t try to force it – if something’s not working, take a step back. Allow yourself to pause and take a break from what you’re trying to do. When you do that, you allow the solution to present itself, or you may begin to see that what you are trying to accomplish is not really what you want to be doing at all.

We often make things a lot harder than they need to be by pushing too hard, or because we want it to happen NOW. That takes a lot of your time and energy and is usually counter-productive.

Take a breath, take a step back and allow your next steps to present themselves to you.

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lbinns on January 11th, 2015

Experience an attitude adjustment – notice where you are in resistance about something and see if you can shift how you feel about it.

For example – I’m starting the year off with a special, very restrictive diet to address some digestive issues that have been going on for a long time. I found myself resenting the restrictions, wishing I could eat other things. I was focusing on how boring the diet is, how I didn’t enjoy it. Fortunately, I realized that’s not helpful.

I decided to focus on being grateful that the source of the digestive problem has been found and is now being treated. I am grateful for the foods that I can eat, rather than focusing on what I can’t eat. I appreciate all those people who have created recipes for this particular dietary program that make it easier and more enjoyable.

Just having this shift in my attitude feels better and I know that if I can keep my attitude there it will help my body to heal faster.

Is there something you are resisting that would benefit from an attitude adjustment?

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lbinns on December 28th, 2014

Hug more – research shows that hugging a loved one releases the hormone oxytocin. This hormone lowers your blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, and can even improve your memory. Researchers also say that someone who hugs loved ones more often become more empathic over time.

We probably don’t really need research to tell us that hugging has benefits, but perhaps knowing this may encourage us to hug more.

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