The second thing that really help me, and seems to have pushed me over the edge into “whew, it really IS going to be all right” (haven’t had that for a decade) the second thing was being grateful for EVERYTHING . . . Even the bad things. IT WASN’T EASY, AND I DIDN’T LIKE IT :o) but I did it anyway. Like a prayer. (Dear God, I am so grateful that my mom had a stroke and I fell into a deep depression caring for her. Thank you for that experience and the lessons that it taught me . . . even if I don’t really know what those lessons are.) Wasn’t easy. Didn’t like it. Did it anyway. This idea came to me when I saw something else online (which I will look for and post to my PI page also) but it said; much like being grateful for your crummy car now, so you can have a better car, you must be grateful for the life you have had (yes, all of it, argh) because it IS the life that has brought you to this point, and made you the LOA-loving, searching-for-better, good-mom, person you are today. And again. I gave thanks for stuff that was just HORRIBLE in my life, and I didn’t like giving thanks for it, or really feel it, but I did it anyway, and changes happened for me. I hope the same for you. Matter of fact, I should probably do it again soon, though I still don’t want to, but maybe it will be easier this time, because I can see what I believe it has brought me.
The last thing I want to tell you is invite you to a site that I spend a lot of time on and it may give you some LOA support like it does me and require less of your time. It is called Gratitude Log and it is like twitter, but for expressing gratitude and asking for LOA support (and you get more than 140 characters). Here is my page. Its free, and the people on there ore from ALL over the world and they are all positive, and kind, and send each other blessings, for no reason, and I just love it. Here is my page. http://www.gratitudelog.com/richwell
I didn’t mean for this to be a book, but I saw your pic and remembered you and felt that I wanted to reach out, and I have learned that LOA is about doing what feels good in your heart. Kind of like what Walt Whitman said, “Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul.” Blessings, Kathleen
Jersey Girl :o) I haven’t been here in forever but I remember you from when I was here last and when I saw your pic, I wanted to connect. I haven't been away from LOA, I have just been elsewhere with it. I just reread your 5 blog posts and I want to know if you got to go to Disney with your daughter? I hope so, what fun! I also want you to know, don’t give up hope. I am 52 years old and have just had the worst decade of my life, and it is HARD to be positive when you are at rock bottom, but there is a saying. Rock bottom is an excellent foundation on which to build. :o) My rock bottom was depression and homelessness. Just a year ago. Hard to stay positive when you're homeless. My point here is, I wish I knew LOA when I was your age, because if you can figure it out, practice it so it works, then you have lots more years of happiness ahead of you than I do. And I am still grateful for the years of happiness I have ahead of me. One thing that made a difference for me recently (since April) I read an article about a lady who visualizes "letting go" of stuff by imagining that she is in a hot air balloon, and she is releasing "sand bags" of “fill-in-the-blank” and it falls away, and the balloon rises higher. That resonated with me SO MUCH, and I use it all the time. Once I started using it, my life changed noticeably (and I am now just starting a positive-ness blog called Inspire Resonate as a collection of this kind of stuff I find. My favorite part of her article (I will post the link on my PI page) is she said, sometime she doesn’t even know WHAT she is letting go of. She just visualizes releasing one of the "sand bags" and lets go of some thing she may not even be aware of. I give the sand colors :o) based on what pops into my mind. Sometime in my mind I lean over the edge of the balloon so that I can see the sand bag fall away and hit the ground and see the splash of color make a kind-of tear drop pattern on the ground. Sometimes I visualize it is just vapor. I push a button on the dashboard of my imaginary balloon and the vapor shoots out like a puff of smoke and then just dissipates. The bottom line is you can visualize letting go of TONS of things. Anger, fear, frustration, anger, worry, anger, the feeling of unfairness, anger :o) you get the picture. Just release them in your mind. I hope you try the hot air balloon trick and it helps you like it did me.
'Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go." ~ Oprah Winfrey
"Worthiness, in very simple terms, means I have found a way to let the Energy reach me, the Energy that is natural, reach me. Worthiness, or unworthiness, is something that is pronounced upon you by you. You are the only one that can deem yourself worthy or unworthy. You are the only one who can love yourself into a state of allowing, or hate yourself in a state of disallowing. There is not something wrong with you, nor is there something wrong with one who is not loving you. You are all just, in the moment, practicing the art of not allowing, or the art of resisting." ~Abraham Hicks
Being Independent and Self Suffient
Becoming A Better Mother
Going to Disney World
Not selling myself short
Believing In Myself
Realizing My Own Power
Forgiving People For Not Being Who I Thought They Should Be
Being More Gracious
So much more........................
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