4 Ways of Manifesting Miracles

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“See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.”

Robert Collier

Unfortunately, we tend to underestimate the power that we carry within. We all have the potential to be miracle manifesting beings if we learn how to conquer fear. With enough positivity and clarity, it is possible to realise your dreams and bring them to fruition. If you have been feeling stuck, then it is time to begin the process of turning your thoughts into reality and manifesting miracles!

Strategies to manifest miracles:

1. Release obstacles

Start the path to the manifestation of miracles by releasing any obstacles in your way. Eliminate fear, procrastination, disbelief and anything else that may be a hindrance to achieving your dreams. Release these obstacles via the daily practice of prayer, meditation, positive affirmations and mindfulness. Train your mind to block out negative thoughts, to do this you need to become aware of them and catch them before they’ve had a chance to impact your emotional state. Establishing daily rituals that combine these miracle manifesting techniques will reward you with the energy and outlook you need to reach your hearts desires.

2. Paint a clear picture of your dreams in your mind

It is critical to get crystal clear on what the manifestation of your dreams looks like, you must conjure a mental image of this in your mind and spend at least 10 minutes every morning and evening visualising your dreams. Get clear on exactly what it is you want to manifest and write this down in as much detail as possible. Envision what your life will look like once your dreams have come true, who will be present in your life, where will you be, what will you be doing, what will you be wearing, what will you be thinking and feeling. Picture it as though you are watching yourself in a movie, and envision every detail from the colours, the smells, the emotions, the sounds and the atmosphere. Feed your mind with all it needs to start manifesting your desires. Visualising is an intense, emotional process, you’re stepping into your dreams as though they’ve already been actualised. By playing with your imagination in such a way you are tricking your mind into believing that this ‘dream’ is already a reality.

3. Trust that it shall happen

Hold onto the belief that all is possible for you, don’t let it go for a moment. Keep believing and accept the fact that you are worthy of all that you desire. When you walk with trust, the universe will reward you. Keep this belief with you at all times, go about your life as normal, and allow the universe to start working on the delivery of miracles to you. Trust that the universe has great plans for you, don’t put too much emphasis on timeframes, allow it to take its course.

4. Embrace a thankful heart

Remember, the process does not end after the miracle happens; you need to embrace a thankful heart. Practicing gratitude is a powerful way to welcome more miracles into your life. So, embrace a heart of gratitude and remember to appreciate what you already have and the miracles you’ve already been blessed with. By the time your miracle finds you, you will be able to appreciate it better.

Accepting what you already have, and the greatness you already are is a surefire way to manifest more greatness.

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The Power of Gratitude for Attracting More Joy and Abundance

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We are all surrounded by blessings and reasons to be grateful, but few of us realise this. Many people have a habit of skipping gratitude in their obsessive rush to the next thing. The question is, do you really understand what it means to have gratitude, how to express it and how it can positively impact your life? We all desire, look forward to and without exception deserve a happy life. Unknown to many, gratitude is the pathway that will lead you to a happy and fulfilling life. It is an active state of appreciation that will attract opportunities for greater joy and abundance.

By shifting your attitude and focusing on the little things so worthy of feeling grateful for, you will discover even more things to be grateful for. If you focus on things that make you sad, you will see more things that make you feel this way. As you can see, it’s all about perspective. Utilising the power of gratitude consciously is an important life skill that we all need to learn and master. Today is the perfect time to be mindful of the things you are grateful for.

What is Gratitude?

Simply put, gratitude means being thankful for what you have right now, counting your blessings and acknowledging all that you receive, both big and small. It is about noticing the simple pleasures in life. By developing an attitude of sincere gratitude, you attract more for which you can be grateful and unleash the ultimate power of abundance. Something as simple as whispering a prayer in the morning expressing how grateful you are for this new day can lead to positive changes in your life. By cultivating gratitude, you will experience true joy every day no matter what you are going through.

The Power of Gratitude

Never underestimate the power of a simple ‘thank you’. Expressing gratitude is one of the most effective tools for feeling better. Gratitude is a powerful force that can help you manifest your deepest desires such as health, love, peace and abundance. Often amid our busy lives and tackling the problems we face, we tend to ignore these two powerful words. By repeatedly seeing the worst in situations and magnifying the problems you face, you become blind to the many opportunities and instances you should be grateful for. This adversely affects how you view life and how you overcome challenges. The result is a constant struggle for real happiness. A grateful mindset opens us up to creativity, inspiration and new opportunities. Each time you express gratitude, you align yourself with an infinite flow of joy and abundance.

How Gratitude Shifts Your Focus towards Joy and Abundance

Gratitude arms you with the necessary strength and perception to shift your focus from negative thought patterns towards abundance. Developing the habit of feeling and expressing gratitude will positively impact your career, personality, emotional state, health and social life. Instead of complaining about all the things you don’t have, instead you choose to focus on what you do have. In doing so you become more resilient and happy. You begin to believe that there is nothing life can throw at you that you cannot overcome. You begin to believe that your blessings are bigger than your problems, you are tapping into the positive energy within you and using this to shield you from suffering and pain. In turn you will start to notice improvements in your health, your mental state, your thoughts, your relationships, your performance, and a reduction in your stress, tension and fear.

Whilst you wait for things that are yet to come, learn to be grateful for what you have now.

How to Cultivate an Attitude of Appreciation

Here are some habits you can adopt daily for using gratitude to attract more joy, wealth, success, compassion and abundance into your life:

1. Morning Meditation

It is important to establish a morning ritual that will set you up for your best day. Try starting your day with a meditation session to calm your body and mind, to reflect on your achievements from the previous day and to create a feeling of excitement about all the possibilities that lie ahead. Meditation renews your energy and reframes your mindset to bring positive thoughts. Beginning your day feeling positive and inspired, you take this positive energy with you into the world and pass it onto others.

2. Develop a Sense of Wonderment

Being aware of the beauty that surrounds you helps to cultivate gratitude. If you live in the countryside, marvel at the beauty of the picturesque scenery and the breathtaking beauty of nature. If you live in the city, marvel at the magnificent landmarks and architecture that surround you. Be more observant and note the subtle gestures of good will people make. Smile more and carry out random acts of kindness. Always aspire to see beauty where others see nothing.

3. Appreciate Your Own Accomplishments and Positive Qualities

You can’t appreciate others without appreciating yourself first. Many people are busy pleasing others instead of focusing on themselves. Be grateful for the wonderful gift that is your life. Celebrate the small wins in the same way you celebrate big successes. Acknowledge all that you have accomplished and believe all the positive things people say to you. Never dismiss a compliment, accept it and bask in the joy it brings you.

4. Write down all that you are grateful for in a gratitude journal

Writing down all that you are grateful for is a powerful and therapeutic way of training your mind to notice these things all the more. By seeing them on paper you recognize the eminence of them. This inspires you to live each day to the fullest so that you can add more treasured moments to your Gratitude Journal. It could be anything from your health to a delicious meal you savoured. If you struggle to identify anything recent delve into your memories and select one that brought you great happiness. When you are encountering a negative or painful experience you can revisit your Gratitude Journal to remind you just how lucky you are.

5. Express appreciation of others daily

This could refer to your family members, friends, partners, spouses, colleagues or even complete strangers. By letting others know how much you appreciate them, you enhance their sense of self-worth and invite them to express the same kindness towards you. Positive energy is infectious, they will share this positive energy with others, including you.

Benefits of learning to be grateful every day:

• When you shift your focus towards gratitude, it brings immediate feelings of happiness.
• Gratitude helps us to overcome difficult times more quickly and easily.
• When you take time to appreciate all the ways in which life is being kind to you, you attract more positive experiences, joy and abundance.
• Practising an attitude of gratitude leads to better health. You will experience improvements in your sleep, reduced stress, an improved immune system and less physical pain.
• Being consistently grateful helps you to evolve and become a better version of yourself. You will become more open-minded and attract greater opportunities.
• By activating the Law of Attraction through the power of gratitude, you open doors to more joy, wealth and abundance in your life.

By developing an attitude of sincere gratitude for everything you have and everything you are, you open gateways to greater things. Beginning and ending your day with gratitude will ensure you are well and frequently rewarded.

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4 Ways Mindfulness Boosts Happiness

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“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.”

Eckhart Tolle

The practice of Mindfulness dates back to the early teachings of the Buddha and has become a popular technique for the relief of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is a state of mind that helps us to focus on the present moment, it’s the practice of being conscious of how we are both perceiving and reacting to our thoughts and our environment. If practiced regularly it brings calm and peace to our lives, reduces our tension and enhances our awareness and mental capacity. There has been a boom of mindfulness meditation courses, taken up by everyone from burnt out parents, patients suffering from chronic pain to stressed out executives, who all report improvements in their mood, stress and happiness levels.

Here are 4 ways that mindfulness makes us feel happier and enhances the quality of our lives:

“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”

James Carroll

1. Mindfulness helps break the cycle of negative thinking

It is our thoughts that affect our feelings, and it is our feelings that generate certain types of behaviour. For example, if we dwell on a past failure or negative event, we start to feel negative emotions such as sadness, hopelessness and despair and this leads to even more negative feelings. This process propels us into a downward spiral and becomes a vicious cycle. Mindfulness meditation is a form of mind training which helps us to observe negative thoughts as they creep in, accept them, recognise how we experience them physically and then shift our attention away from them to something that is healthier or more important. It helps us cultivate a more positive mindset and opens us up to greater happiness. Rather than being slaves to our minds, we learn how to be masters of them.

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2. Mindfulness helps us learn to appreciate the simple things in life

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Robert Brault

Practising mindfulness requires that we pause and take notice of things that we may not have noticed before. In this moment, we learn to appreciate the smaller, more simple things in life such as the warmth of the sun, the sound of a child laughing or the beauty that surrounds us. Mindfulness helps to engage our senses, feel, taste, touch, sound and sight to help us truly experience and relish the moment.

Take a focused look around you: what do you notice for the first time in a long time about anything within the environment you live – inside your home, your garden, street, village, park, field etc?

3. Mindfulness improves sleep

We’re all aware of the dangers of sleep deprivation and how it can lead to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Practicing mindfulness may be a healthier and more natural alternative to sleeping pills for those who struggle to switch off at night, especially if practiced at bedtime. Increased focus on the present moment prevents us from feeling regret over past events and hinders anxiety caused by hypothesising about future events. The result is a calmer, peaceful state of mind.

What ritual do you use to enable a smooth transition from your daily routine to bedtime and sleep?

4. Mindfulness enhances gratitude

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G.K. Chesterton

By focusing on the here and now and learning to appreciate the smaller, simple things, we are enhancing our ability to express gratitude. Gratitude goes hand in hand with mindfulness since it encourages us to stay present in the moment and appreciate what we have now rather than desiring more. This process helps to reprogram our mind to think positively and to alleviate negative thought patterns. Gratitude releases more positive emotions such as joy, love, happiness and releases the negative emotions such as depression and anxiety. In turn these positive thoughts generate more favourable behaviour and better, more successful outcomes.

When is the most recent time you expressed gratitude to someone because you genuinely appreciated them and/or what they had done for you? If nothing comes to mind, then I challenge you to say a genuine ‘thank you’ to the official road sweeper/ rubbish collector in your neighbourhood for keeping the environment you live in clean and tidy!

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Embrace Fear and Jump into Something New

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Why is our first instinct almost always to resist change? Is it because of the perceived risks or fears associated with it? The contemplation of any life altering transition can be scary. But nothing is more satisfying than embracing our fears, embarking on a new adventure and emerging the other side a more confident and happier version of our previous self. Often, the reason comes down to a fear of stepping outside of our comfort zone, that little bubble that makes us feel safe and warm. The important thing to remember is that there is always a price for success and greater happiness, because achieving these things require the taking of big leaps, so, the question I ask you is, are you willing to pay for a better life?

The key is to focus on the things you stand to gain, rather than lose. Take a moment to remember a time in your past when you took action that was daunting at first but awarded you with a tremendous feeling of achievement and pride, for example that job interview that lead to a fantastic role or walking down the aisle of your wedding day, in those moments you were afraid, but you embraced your fear, took the plunge and afterward you felt wonderful! It’s about altering your mindset and always looking forward, focusing on the positive outcomes of taking the leap.

Here are a few tips to help you in your quest for change and a happier you:

1. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone

“As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal”

Robin S. Sharma

Prepare to step out of that comfort bubble. Try not to think about it too much, just take a deep breath, and do it! As Tony Robbins said ‘the path to success is to take massive determined action.’ It’s action that gets you to where you want to be, not thoughts. Life doesn’t change unless change is created. The more often you do this the easier it will become, do something that scares you every day!

2. Invest in yourself

Your growth starts from within. Do you really know ‘YOU’? What are you passionate about? If you have the answers to these questions, then your transition will be more straight forward. The best investment you can ever make is an investment in yourself. Learning never stops. If you want to live a vibrant life in your later years, it’s important to ensure your brain remains stimulated. Continually seek new ways to boost your knowledge and expand your horizons. Pursue a hobby, undergo some training, join a class or group. Remember, knowledge is power! And learning boosts your self-esteem and life-satisfaction.

3. Plan for change

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

Benjamin Franklin

You maximise your chances of success if you take time to plan. Crucially, the first step you must take is determining your ‘why’, why do you want to make these changes? How will they benefit and enhance your life? Write these down. Under each ‘why’ write an action plan. Consider any compromises you’ll need to make to achieve your goals. Factor these into your plan. Consider who or what these changes will affect, partners, family members for example, factor these in too and ensure you communicate with these people to ensure they understand and connect with your ‘why’ too.

Remember, the choices you make today will determine your tomorrow. The best way to avoid a life full of regrets is to embrace your fears and face your challenges with confidence. Many others have done it, so can you!

As your take away from this blog, what baby step are taking TODAY – NOW towards the changes you want to make? If I can be of service to you, do please contact me.

The Different Perspectives on Joy

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‘Joy’ is a sensation experienced by those who adopt a positive mindset and outlook on life. In this state our minds are at ease and we feel content with our own reality. Joyful people are courageous and feel inspired to be a better version of themselves. ‘Joy’ is a useful state and can help us overcome challenges and obstacles. The degree to which we experience this joyful state often depends on our individual perspectives.

How Does Perspective Determine Joy?

1. Our perspective can help facilitate long-term solutions to the challenges we face

Changing how we view the events we encounter can help us immerge victoriously. Altering your view so that you perceive what appears to be a negative event as something more positive can give you the strength and resourcefulness you need to tailor a solution that will enhance the quality of your life. For example, if your business suffers a loss, you can choose to dwell on the unfavourable consequences, or you can choose to focus on what this incident has taught you and how you will use that new found knowledge to make improvements going forward.

Taking a positive stance towards life’s events will cushion the impact of a crisis, increase the levels of joy you feel and reduce your stress.

2. Changing our perspective eases our pain

Life, just like a journey, is bound to come to an end at some point. The death of a loved one can leave us devastated and broken. Altering your thought process and perspective in a hurtful occurrence can have a significant impact on your ability to cope with the loss and help prevent suffering from long-term misery and shut down. You may decide that, instead of allowing the pain of the loss to consume you, you’ll focus on the fact that they are angels now, in a better place or free from pain and misery. You may wish to celebrate their life and achievements, and the positive influence that they had on you. This will accelerate the healing process and help you to move on with your life amicably.

Never letting go of that pain and allowing the tragedy of death to cloud your mind will only result in a bitterness that will be extremely hard to shift. The same principle applies to the loss of friendships, jobs, homes and relationships.

3. Changing our perspective inspires new ideas and helps us make better decisions

How you choose to handle different situations will determine the outcome, and you do have a choice. Adapting a ‘joyful’ state and mindset means that, regardless of the storms that come your way, you’ll won’t lose this feeling. Negative events may inspire ideas that may not have dawned on you before. For example, a burglar breaking into your home is an opportunity to invest in a better security system or upgrade to better electronics. If the burglars get to the extra key hidden under your flower pot, you will be inspired to seek more creative ways to hide that extra key.

Negative events help us make better and wiser decisions. The loss of a job may make you realise that it wasn’t the best fit for you and in turn this will help you secure a role that is a great fit for you next time round.

The more you strive to conjure the virtue that is joy, the easier you’ll find it to embrace the smaller things in life that contribute to your happiness overall. A joyful person finds peace in the sound of a child laughing, a bird chirping, raindrops against their window, the soft wind against their cheek, in the smile of a stranger. Despite the black clouds that hover over them, the world they live in is a happy place, because they have chosen to interpret their reality as one that is positive.

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Five Tips for Managing Stress

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Winston Churchill said: “If you are going through hell, keep going!”

Stress tends to creep up on us due to a perceived inability to manage the demands life throws at us. Sometimes it can be beneficial as it pushes us to achieve more, but higher levels of stress sustained over a long period of time can be harmful to our bodies and minds. Stress can have a damaging effect on our immune system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system and even mess with our emotions in a big way.

When we allow stress to continue unchecked and untreated, it can cause chronic anxiety, muscle pain, insomnia, high blood pressure and weakened immune system. Research has shown that stress can play a significant role in the development of diseases like depression, obesity, and heart disease.

These risks mean that we need to develop defence strategies and stress combating tactics to protect ourselves from the dangers that may arise if we don’t work to mitigate stress. There are many ways to self-manage stress and regain control of your full faculties and be healthy again. Here are just a few of the most effective stress combatting tips:

1. Step back from the stressor

Sometimes it is difficult to break away from the main cause of your stress, for example, increasing debt or an unhealthy relationship. However, when you take a step back, this could mean taking a couple of days away to yourself and allowing yourself time to think, you give yourself an opportunity to reflect. This may result in you noticing or feeling things you weren’t before, and in this more relaxed and reflective state you may find a solution that wasn’t obvious before. You will need to face up to the root of the stress at some point, but taking a short break in the interim can help you see more clearly and boost your strength.

2. Exercise

Regular exercise is vital for a strong body and mind and can significantly reduce stress levels. Just 30 minutes of exercise, 3 times a week will have you smiling and full of energy. Exercise needn’t be meaningless, it could be walking the dog or dancing with friends, it doesn’t have to be solitary either! Exercising with others is a great motivator. Take your pick, run, swim, play a sport, take a salsa dancing class, whichever form of exercise you choose will help you manage your stress levels better. Build up slowly, just 5 – 10 minutes a day will enhance your mood.

3. Meditate and practice mindfulness

Two of the most popular relaxation techniques around the world are meditation and mindfulness. Both help ease stress by releasing negative emotions and focusing on the present moment. They relieve stress by providing the space and clarity we need to alleviate the demands we imagine and which, in many cases aren’t valid.

4. Accept what you cannot control

One of the best ways of reducing stress levels is accepting the fact that you do not always have control over certain situations. Stressful events will occur, there is no avoiding them. We can however control how we react to a stressful situation, how we interpret our experiences is very much down to us.
As Viktor Frankl said, “The one absolute freedom a person has, is the power to choose in a given situation their attitude.”

5. Open up to people

Sharing our experiences both positive and negative can help ease the pressure we feel. It can bring huge relief to discover someone else is experiencing similar problems to us, or to listen to alternative solutions suggested by others.

Stress is a part of everyday life and there’s no way to avoid it completely. Without it, we wouldn’t experience the feeling of accomplishment that follows the overcoming of obstacles and challenges. Ensure you set achievable, realistic expectations for yourself and learn to keep things in perspective.

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Living Your Intentions in Joy & Abundance

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“You attract and manifest whatever corresponds to your inner state.”

Eckhart Tolle

There is no need to keep waiting to live the life of joy and abundance you deserve, you can start living this way right now. The key to living in joy and abundance is developing the right mindset. Successful, happy people cultivate ‘success mindsets’ because it allows them to control their emotions, make the right decisions and achieve positive results in the face of bad (or sometimes overwhelming) odds.

Consider, for example, an entrepreneur who has encountered a string of losses, or an author whose book didn’t bring them the success they’d hoped. If they hadn’t developed the correct mindset, it’s likely they would have given up at that point. Successful people live in a world of abundance, don’t they? This is because they understand that with a little creativity, courage and an open mind there really is no limit to what can be accomplished.

Developing the right mindset enables us to control our thoughts and understand how our mind works. All of us face a constant stream of ups and downs in life, how we view and react to both good and bad depends on our mindset. Being in control of our thoughts equals being in control of our actions and this is what leads to the best possible outcomes. This empowers us to make the right decisions which will produce optimum results.

When we’re clear on what it is we want, we can begin to manifest the things we desire. If you’re not clear about what you want, you need to make time to determine what you do. Take yourself to a quiet place in an inspiring setting and write down a list of all the things you envision having in your ideal life. The universe can only start giving you what you want when you tell it. You can communicate your desires via meditation, visualisation or by creating a vision board. The energy you are putting into making your dreams loud and clear will help you to begin attracting these things into your life.

Now, you must begin working towards your goals. This starts with clarity, and is followed by action. Write down 3 things you can do today that will move you a little closer to your goals. All it takes is one baby step to get you going, every day and that consistency is what will ultimately make THE difference! Do this every day, take time to write daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals that are in line with your hopes and aspirations, then enjoy the process of accomplishing them. Take time to consider what is most important to you, what are your values? Are they wealth/security/happiness/honesty/passion/love/sharing? Act now to ensure that when you are older, you will look back and be satisfied knowing that you accomplished the things you were destined to do.

To manifest your dreams, start with a little soul searching. Gain deeper insight into your life purpose and the person you are supposed to be. So many of us walk through life so immersed in our daily routines, obligations and responsibilities, that we forget to step back and really consider why we’re here.

Our immersion in fast paced careers can distract us from devoting the time needed to determining the goals we need to set to achieve our dreams. Remind yourself of the importance of setting aside this time, and to working on adjusting your mindset.

Joy and abundance begins in the heart and mind. Every great achievement began in the mind of one person, a successful person who dared to dream, to believe it was possible. Take some time to allow yourself to ask, what if? Think big. Don’t let negative thinking discourage you.

You want to be a “dreamer.” Dream of the possibilities for yourself, your family and for others. If you had a dream that you let grow old, re-ignite the dream! Fan the flames. Life is too short to let it go.

Commit to living your dreams.

Once you commit to living your dreams, the lids blinding your eyes will be lifted. A completely new world will be opened to your view.

You will notice opportunities that have been in your reach all along, ones your conscious mind simply didn’t pay heed to. The fundamental change taking place is your self-identity. This is the point of no return. Once this shift has happened, your whole world changes.

Nothing becomes impossible for you.

Your only limitations are your consciousness, which is quickly expanding. Whatever you want quickly becomes yours because you see what most people don’t. Now that you can see it everywhere, you are sprinting!

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