Remember wild things, focus, silver lining, dolphin, reduce suffering, boost immunity, and Abe


 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Lovely image and text/reminder…. 

Although they’re calling it “social distancing” remember that you are still among friends, you just might have forgotten they were there. But now is the time to remember the language and awaken to the presence & life force of our wilder brothers and sisters.

Remember how to read the words the wind writes on the river’s face
Remember how to sing the chickadee home,
how to speak to dandelions & reeds and warblers
Remember how to retell the story the garter snake etches in the sun-baked earth
Remember the bee’s dance, how to use our bodies to feel vibrations echoing through matted mycelium –

Because not every dear friend speaks in words…
some have roots and wings and wisdom
that can only be felt and understood in the open heart.

Come back, if only for this while, come back into the circle of wild things. Come back and remember…

You are not alone, and you never have to be💚 — Wilder Child, 3/18/20

Art by the brilliant Jackie Morris.

 

# 2 – Worry only serves to attract what you don’t want to happen; remember to focus on what you wish to see in the world….

 

# 3 – One of the best “Cliff Notes” versions I’ve seen so far of what’s going on and the larger purpose it serves….

(art by Annelie Solis)

https://sharonlynshepard.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/humanitys-awakening-with-the-corona-virus/?fbclid=IwAR1U10pwAKzIHOOSrTAd69PN-6gMpFt7OffW61wVey-6IA8JW4DWiOblbDw

 

# 4 – Part of the silver lining/hidden blessing in the current world situation….

“Since the lockdown: Venice’s canals have become crystal clear. Italy’s coasts have dolphins coming nearer and nearer. Japan now has deer roaming free in the streets, and Thailand: the same with monkeys. China has record-breaking pollution cuts. The Earth has already begun showing signs of amazing things that are happening from the absence of human pollution. What if- and hear me out..- what if the entire human population used this as an opportunity to restart society on a greener, more environmentally conscious foot. What we’re seeing in the span of a couple of days is amazing. A pipe dream.” Gina Mayer

 

# 5 – In regard to one of the things referenced in # 4, here’s a video of a dolphin swimming in one of the canals. Apparently it’s been 50 yrs since this happened on a regular basis. Wonderful! Mother Nature is so resilient when given half a chance. A good example for us all!

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Venice?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1239873445053292545&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthehill.com%2Fchanging-america%2Fsustainability%2Fenvironment%2F488286-italys-coronavirus-lockdown-shows-what-nature&fbclid=IwAR3LjG4pTN0CqfAbt2Rq-U2JxNID4i-x_kYm4TBiLruDLx9UJ6iyAEJuppQ

 

# 6 – Check out the latest post at Self-help Health for ways to boost your immune system and remain calm during all the shifts and changes in the world…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/tips-for-strengthening-the-immune-system-remaining-calm-during-these-challenging-times/

 

# 7 – This is a great one to keep in mind right now!

 

# 8 – And from Abraham….

Your choices of action may be limited—but your choices of thought are not.

 

Enjoy!

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Rumi, Venus rotation, Nature, rigged, and Abe


 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 –  A sweet pic and a little Rumi to go with it…..

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart. – Rumi

 

# 2 – In a previous post I shared a picture with the sacred geometry formed by tracking the 8 yr transit/rotation cycle of Venus. Great to see this visual of the process, plus note the beauty and intricacy of the geometry created by other planets as well….

 

# 3 – Lovely image and text…..

“When we speak of Nature [we should not] forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire Universe.” ~Henri Matisse

 

# 4 – YES!

 

# 5 – Good stimulation. I especially like that last paragraph, which I don’t think has been really mentioned in other quotes along this same line……

Your emotion, your indicator of vibration, is indicating the ratio between your currently focused desire and any other belief or thought that you hold about same. When you feel negative emotion, anger about something, or fear… the name of the emotion does not matter, it always means that there is a desire within you that, in this moment, you are contradicting with some other thought. Your emotions are always about your relationship with your own desire, and nothing else.

And it’s time for you to just begin relaxing about it, and not make it a personal issue of your own valor, or your own value, or your own integrity. In other words, it’s just, how many times have I thought this thought? — Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Acts of kindness, your thinking, be nice to yourself, money, health, green building, and business webinair series, and Abraham


 

PICK OF THE DAY:

Very touching. More acts of kindness like this in the world, please and thank you!

https://www.entheos.com/profiles/StevenAitchison/posts/36930

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – From Evolver Social Movement

 

 # 2 – This fits nicely with Tip # 1 …..

Be Nice To Yourself!  by Brian Johnson

“If you think that the key to greater willpower is being harder on yourself, you are not alone. But you are wrong. Study after study shows that self-criticism is consistently associated with less motivation and worse self-control. It is also one of the single biggest predictors of depression, which drains both “I will” power and “I want” power. In contrast, self-compassion—being supportive and kind to yourself, especially in the face of stress and failure—is associated with more motivation and better self-control. Consider, for example, a study at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, that tracked the procrastination of students over an entire semester. Lots of students put off studying for the first exam, but not every student made it a habit. Students who were harder on themselves for procrastinating on their first exam were more likely to procrastinate on later exams than students who forgave themselves. The harder they were on themselves about procrastinating the first time, the longer they procrastinated for the next exam! Forgiveness—not guilt—helped them get back on track.” ~ Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. from The Willpower Instinct

 

# 3 – Natalie Hill is offering a free 5-part live-on-video webinair “money, marketing and mojo” series for coaches, healers, authors or anyone wanting to grow their business and income. You can sign up herehttp://www.tapintomoney.com

 

# 4 – More free events…..

The 2nd Annual Cure to Cancer Summit started yesterday. While it’s focus is on alternative treatments for cancer, it offers such a wide range of topics, it’s really for anyone interested in health and well-being.

And speaking of health and well-being, Adoley Odunton’s Wellness Revolution is starting a new season with a free intro call on Sunday the 7th. The actual event will start on Monday, the 8th at 6 pm ET with guest presenter Lynne McTaggart, best-selling author of The Intention Experiment. It’s a free and there’s $500 worth of bonus downloads when you sign-up!

And en*theos is sponsoring two upcoming events….the first is the Healing the World Through Business with author Zhena Myzyka Sept. 8th-12th and will feature some of today’s boldest thinkers and transformational leaders. The second event is the Explosion Green Live, with David Gottfried, founder of the US and World Green Building Councils and CEO of Regenerative Ventures. It will run Sept. 15th – 19th and will feature 40 of the world’s foremost thought leaders in green building and sustainability.

You can find out more and sign up for any or all of these events on my Evolution Made Easier “What’s New” page.

 

# 5 – And from Abraham….

Aren’t you just thrilled that there are billions of beings of intelligence within you? Cells that each know what’s best for them? And as they find what’s best for them, it is ultimately what’s best for you—unless you’re focused upon something unwanted and using that as your excuse to block the flow. They are asking, Non-Physical is answering. Are you in the way or are you letting it flow? That’s what this “Letting go and letting God” is all about. It’s about relaxing and no longer hindering the communication between the individual askers. Every particle gets to individually decide. And as every particle asks, it is answered—and the Whole continues to thrive.—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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BE-ing goals, News For The Soul, Encore Week, Catalyst, EMF Summit, and inspired action


PICK OF THE DAY:

 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Stimulation from Brian Johnson’s Philosopher’s Notes….

Bling vs. Being Goals

     Goals. They’re super important. But, from my perspective, people spend *way* too much time setting bling goals when they should be focusing that energy on being goals.
     Two important reasons why the near exclusive focus on “having”/”stuff ” goals is a bad idea:
1. As we’ve discussed, acquiring stuff doesn’t lead to happiness. Changing your thoughts and behaviors does.
2. Outcomes are simply by-products of consistently rockin’ it, so it makes a heck-of-a-lot more sense to set creative production goals and blissipline goals than it does to obsess about outcomes.

Brian Johnson, Chief Philosopher
Examples of “being” goals: Being more kind, generous, optimistic, courageous, loving, etc. Basically, living with more virtue.

# 2 – A site to check out for lots of stimulating, thought-provoking interviews and more. I listened to a presentation by Dr. Bruce Lipton about stress, the “honeymoon effect,” past programming, this current phase of evolution, and more, and thoroughly enjoyed it!

http://www.newsforthesoul.com/

# 3 – If you didn’t sign up for the current season of Healing With the Masters that is coming to an end, or missed a number of the presentations, no worries. You still have a chance to listen to the best of the best. Encore Week is starting Sept. 2nd and host Jennifer McLean is bringing back the top speakers and top blockbuster information, so now’s the time to get on board! 

 

# 4 – The Shift Network is offering another free event…..

There’s fascinating evidence of a fundamentally new pattern emerging in humanity: the co-creator.  This emerging pattern goes beyond surface values to a whole new way of engaging and working with others, based on respect and unity.

The co-creator relinquishes the need for power over others and celebrates the emergence of authentic partnership in all domains, offering a juicier, more collaborative, and ultimately more powerful way to live. And the free tele-seminar with Barbara Marx Hubbard called “The Emergence of the Co-creator in You: Activating a New Archetype for a New Era” will help you not only understand the emergence of this new archetype for both women and men, but how to apply it in your daily life.

Reserve your free seat here.

 

# 5 – You may already be aware that we now live surrounded by an invisible, yet ever-present “dirty smog” of EMFs from all the wi-fi technology, radiation, smart meters and other things in our environment. And this poses a number of health risks to us, our children, our pets and the planet, so I’m glad Alison Heath has put together the first ever EMF Summit (it’s free!) with leading edge speakers to talk on a variety of pertinent topics. 

Find out more at: https://evolutionmadeeasier.com/whats-new.html

 

# 6 – A gift from the folks at Go Gratitude that I signed up for yesterday that some of you may be interested in as well. Here’s the e-mail I received….

Over four years ago, we introduced you to Devon White, the genius architect of the Human Operating System. He offered the Go Gratitude community a unique and powerful technology for human potential. At the time, it was called “Installing Inner Game.” And now it’s called
“Reality Bender Install.”

All you had to do was listen to it with headphones to experience yourself being automatically plugged into your best self. It was effortless. And the results that poured in spoke for themselves.
Within a couple weeks we received over 5,000 testimonials from people claiming it instantly helped them with everything from . . . stress . . . to relationships . . . to business . . . to insomnia . . . to back pain . . . to depression . . . to finances . . . to life purpose . . . etc.

There wasn’t any major area of life that people weren’t reporting amazing results. There was only one caveat. The audio technology was 1 hour 11 minutes. While people loved it, they repeatedly
asked if there was a way that they could tap into that same space without having to spend over an hour a day with it.

Remarkably, Devon and his team have since evolved the technology to get the same results for people near instantly after using it for only a few minutes a day. Devon’s latest program – Catalyst – is being offered on the basis of appreciation for the next weekuntil Sept 4th.

www.bloominghumans.com/catalyst

You really just have to experience it for yourself. Try it out for a week….only a few minutes a day…and see what happens.

 

# 7  – And to end on, some food for thought from The Secret’s Rhonda Byrne….

Be aware of the big difference between inspired action and activity. Activity comes from the brain-mind and is rooted in disbelief and lack of faith – you are taking action to “make” your desire happen. Inspired action is allowing the law to work through you and to move you.  Activity feels hard. Inspired action feels wonderful.  ∼Rhonda Byrne

 

Enjoy!

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Gratitude, earth angels, great green wall, the power of thought, Mercury retro, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Good one! I guess the ideal would be to get to where even the “bad” times aren’t judged as bad from an overview/expanded perspective.

# 2 – Boy, can you imagine if organizations and people like this got the admiration and attention that so many people give to movie stars and professional athletes?! Earth angels for sure!

http://www.faithit.com/baby-box-rescue-seoul-south-korea-brave-pastor-disabilities/

# 3 – Great idea on so many levels! More of this kind of thing, please and thank you!

http://www.thegef.org/gef/great-green-wall

# 4 – Hey, you astrology lovers, did you know about this free presentation from McLean Masterworks that features renowned astrologer Elizabeth Jones?

This is a 2-day series that will run on Monday, February 3rd and Wednesday, February 5th. The calls are one-hour long and start at 12 PM Pacific/Los Angeles/California time.

FOR ALL THE DETAILS: http://mcleanmasterworks.com/elizabeth/drive/

Through two days of LIVE interaction, soul-opening transformation and pertinent astrological insight, Elizabeth Jones is delivering brand new content that will help you understand:

  • The causes for energetic shifts
  • The distinct and seemingly sudden differences in your daily life
  • The significant impact on communication, relationships, and technology
  • The specific spiritual messages to which you should be attuned during this sensitive but heightened time

# 5 – Tend your garden wisely…

# 6 – This fits so nicely with Tip # 5 because it’s a great visual of the power of thought/words. What’s interesting about this, as opposed to the past Emoto work with water crystals that I’m familiar with, is it emphasizes how indifference actually makes a big difference. Hmmmm.

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/01/scientific-proof-thoughts-intentions-can-alter-physical-world-around-us.html

# 7 – And from Abraham….

There’s an expression in the physical environment that you use to entertain each other. (it doesn’t serve you very well) that says, “I worry that I’ll go down to the dock, and that my ship will have already come and gone. I’ll miss my boat.”

And we say, another boat, another boat, another boat. You have no idea how many boats are coming to your dock. It’s a steady stream, and it doesn’t matter how many of them you’ve missed. The only thing that matters is what are you doing right now in your vibration? And you can tell what you’re doing right now in your vibration by the way you feel.—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Best you, free MIT course material, strangers ?, positive thoughts, free events, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Did you know that MIT publishes all its course materials on-line and they are free to the public to access?!

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/index.htm

# 2 –

# 3 – This is a really great short video….

http://www.upworthy.com/a-photographer-persuades-strangers-to-do-something-really-odd-and-they-totally-love-it?c=ufb2

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# 5 –  There are FOUR great-sounding free series focusing on health and well-being that are coming up….

The first is the Winter of Wellness Event, which is being hosted by the Shift Network and will take place January 27th thru March 28th.  You can read all about it and sign up here:

http://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/free-winter-of-wellness-health-event/

The second series is the Future of Nutrition Online Conference presented by Marc David and The Institute for the Psychology of Eating and it goes live January 27th-31st 2014.

This highly unique event will showcase the voices of 45+ top professionals and thought-leaders in nutrition and related fields to deliver cutting edge ideas and wisdom – all with the clear purpose to advance the field of nutrition in a powerful way. You can sign up here.

The third event is The New Year, New You Summit 2014 sponsored by the Village Green Network. This is a free on-line virtual conference with host Ann Marie Michaels happening January 20th through the 24th. Presentations will include The 14 Day Sugar Detox,  The Paleo Solution, How to Save Money While Saving the Planet, Protecting Yourself From EMF Radiaition, How to Stay Fit in Your 40s, and many other topics. You can learn more and sign up here.

And the last event is The Gluten Summit, from January 30th thru February 2nd and will answer such questions as: 

  • What tests should I take to see if I have a disorder?
  • How do I convince my doctor to order the tests?
  • Could it be gluten? Or dairy? Or another food triggering symptoms?
  • When should I take the tests?
  • How do I get them?
  • How do I interpret the results?
  • What if my results come back positive for a gluten-related disorder?
  • What testing options are available outside of the U.S.?

Not everyone will take the same route, so Dr. Tom O’Bryan of theDr.com will cover the step-by-step instructions for as many paths to diagnosis as possible. You can register for this free event here.

# 6 – This is a really good one for me to remember…

A feeling of being overwhelmed is your indicator that you are denying yourself access to all manner of cooperation that could assist you if you were not disallowing them.

As you begin to feel freer regarding the expenditure of time and money, doors will open, people will come to assist you, refreshing and productive ideas will occur to you, and circumstances and events will unfold. As you change the way you feel, you access the Energy that creates worlds. It is there for your ready access at all times.—Abraham

# 7 – And if you’d  to read a little something about today’s Cancer full moon, check out this article by April Elliott Kent at http://www.mooncircles. com….

http://mooncircles.com/cancer-full-moon-awakened-heart/

Enjoy!

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Happy, Healthy New Year’s Tips & Picks!


PICKS FOR TODAY:

Some feel good moments from 2013….

http://www.care2.com/causes/top-10-feel-good-moments-from-2013.html

And some lovely singing set to wonderful images of animals and Nature….

http://www.flickspire.com/m/MBT/AuldLangSyneSissel?lsid=494aba0bab2f3a4682926e62d3d8b391

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1- What will/could 2014 be like if we all tap into that sense of child-like wonder, plus made an attitude of gratitude our priority for the new year?

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 Gratitude Practice: Welcome the Wonder by Adela Rubio

Have you ever been smitten by the sight of a child caught in the rapture of wonder? It’s as if their whole being is captured by curiosity. If you notice their body it trembles with excitement and joy, and nothing exists but the object of their attention. Doesn’t the experience of it fill you with anticipation? Aren’t you just a little bit more alivened by their wonder, as if you’ve caught some of it yourself?

Wonder is contagious and it’s an ever expanding experience. The more you have, the more you receive.

What if instead of worrying about your problems you pondered the possibilities? What if you tapped into your inner child and allowed the inherent wonder of Life to infuse your being? How would your world be different if you welcomed wonder and not the worrisome voice of what’s wrong in your world?

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass,
it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. —
Henry Miller

Your perspective of the world, including your tendency to worry, is a learned experience. You didn’t come in that way. You came in, just like that child, enraptured by the experience of being alive and amazed at the wondrous world around you.

Today, allow yourself to recover your receptivity to awe. Notice everything as if it you were experiencing it for the very first time – your spouse, your children, your work – everything can become magical when you see the spark of specialness eager to be experienced.

Wonder isn’t a happenstance occurrence, it is the very nature of your being. Free your wonder and wake up to the majesty of Life!

Image: Winter Fair, KatMary

# 2- There’s no better time to write a vision than the beginning of the new year, so what are you waiting for?! Read my Visioning page for more about how writing a vision can help you in creating the life of your dreams.

# 3 – Another one from “Abe” that I just love. So good at whittling things down to the nitty gritty and what’s truly important.That last line might make a good mantra for 2014. :-)

Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that causes Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: “I’m going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that.”—Abraham

# 4 – How perfect that the new moon also falls on the first day of the new year! Here’s an excerpt from an article by Simone Butler at mooncircles.com about this potent cosmic period….

The Capricorn New Moon (Jan. 1, 3:14 a.m. PST) catalyzes a grand cross between Mars in Libra, Jupiter in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. The planets involved represent strong yang forces, intensified by their presence in action-oriented cardinal signs. Do-or-die Pluto conjuncts the Sun, Moon and Mercury and exactly squares headstrong Mars. This forceful call for evolutionary change can prompt a fresh start, but it can also trigger antagonism and impatience if we’re not careful to channel it wisely.

Because this powerful energy colors the entire year ahead, we can expect 2014 to be a magnificent, make-it-or-break-it year. The good news is, if you’re inclined to cut ties with the past, launch new projects or begin running marathons, this alignment will give you the push you need. The bad news is, if you persist in clinging to old patterns or being less than your authentic self, you’re apt to suffer.

Read the full article here: http://mooncircles.com/capricorn-new-moon-beauty-chaos/

And thanks to real estate agent extraordinaire Ron Armstrong for passing this along,….it’s additional information from astrologer Brenda Bush about the new moon period and line-up of big energies …

It is time to set your intentions for this New Moon, plus, since it is the first day of the New Year, it is a good day to make your New Year’s resolutions. This is all with the help of Pluto’s intense focus and Saturn’s discipline. What you wish for you will get with a little hard work and lots of passion.
This Super New Moon brings the greatest power for change and it also brings the greatest instability. The instability forces weaknesses to the surface to bring about the changes that are required. It is a good idea to keep it simple and stay focused on your goals. Holding the energy and focusing into areas that are important for you is the way. The Grand Cardinal Cross is the energy of this New Moon. Cardinal signs represent turning points and a shift in energy. With all four signs activated it brings a force of energy that requires an inner focus. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn are directing your behavior with the qualities of Capricorn. That is to follow your rules, appreciate tradition and do what you know. Mars is in Libra activating our cooperation and social skills. It may also be exposing our weakness or strength in relating with others. Jupiter is in Cancer teaching us about working together. We are not alone. Uranus is in Aries activating that primal energy in all of us to be who we were always meant to be. Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are all the Cardinal signs and as you can see the Planets are positioning themselves in every one of them. You can’t avoid change, so direct it where you want the energy to go. Venus is retrograde in Capricorn at this time bringing to the surface deeper values. No matter what sign you are, this New Moon wants the best from you. We begin 2014 with lots of power to bring changes.

Happy New Year! May you have more peace, more joy, and a greater understanding of your true nature and inherent goodness in 2014!

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“Corners up,” awareness, problems, being wrong, GMO mini-summit, and Abraham


PICK OF THE DAY:

Good one!

Need help starting your day off with your “corners up?” Just watch this….

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=613048185403036&set=vb.225247854183073&type=2&theater

TIPS FOR TODAY: 

# 1 – 

# 2 – And I found another one of my recent Notes From the Universe (tut.com) very stimulating. Had never really thought of things in this way…

“Happiness arrives not in the absence of problems, but in the absence of rules about when you can feel it.

Just let it be,

The Universe

Whoo hoo, problems!!!”

# 3 – 

Plus right and wrong can be such an arbitrary thing. My “right” may be your “wrong,” …..just depends on our particular points of view and system of beliefs.

# 4 – If you’re interested in eating healthy and the impact GMOs are having on our food supply and the planet, this may just be the summit for you….

Starting on Oct. 25th there will be a 3-day mini-summit on “all things GMO” …and it’s free! You can find out more and sign up here.

# 5 – And from Abraham…

Take your Inner Being everywhere you go. If you take your Inner Being to the party, it’s going to be a good party! If you take your Inner Being, the food that you eat will be received perfectly by the cells of your body. Every word that comes out of your mouth will be beneficial to everyone who hears them with their ears—or with their vibration. Don’t go anywhere without your Inner Being. That’s what “Allowing” is. Always having your Inner Being present. And then, anything else that happens is always orchestrated perfectly by Law of Attraction.—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Be happy NOW!, perseverance, Mother Nature, Notes From the Universe, Yoga Body special, and vigil for Japan


PICK OF THE DAY:

This is such a great article from The Huffington Post…at least in my opinion…that I didn’t just want to post a link to it  in hope that people may check it out…..

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps

The covers of most men’s and women’s magazines have similar headlines: “Get Great Abs” and “Have Amazing Sex.”

From the looks of it, these two issues have been recycled over and over (with some other stereotypically gender-relevant articles thrown in) on every Men’s Health, Maxim,Cosmopolitan and Glamour cover since the dawn of time. In fact, I’d bet that if we could get a better translation of cave drawings, they would read something like “Grok get flat belly. Make girl Grok moan with joy.”

And we keep buying them. We keep buying this lie that these things will make us happy. I’ve had washboard abs (past tense) and I’ve had some pretty phenomenal sex. Neither one made me a better person. Neither one completed me or made my life more fulfilling.

We chase this idea of “I will be happy when… “

I will be happy when I have a new car. I will be happy when I get married. I will be happy when I get a better job. I will be happy when I lose five pounds. What if instead we choose to be happy — right now?

If you can read this, your life is pretty awesome.

Setting aside our first-world problems and pettiness, if you are online reading this, you have both electricity and WiFi or access to them. Odds are you are in a shelter of some sort, or on a smart phone (and then kudos to you for reading this on the go). Life might bump and bruise us, it may not always go the way we plan and I know I get frustrated with mine, but here’s the thing: You are alive.

Because you are alive, everything is possible. So about those eight tips…

1. Stop believing your bullshit.

All that stuff you tell yourself about how you are a commitment phobe or a coward or lazy or not creative or unlucky? Stop it. It’s bullshit, and deep down you know it. We are all insecure 14 year olds at heart. We’re all scared. We all have dreams inside of us that we’ve tucked away because somewhere along the line we tacked on those ideas about who we are that buried that essential brilliant, childlike sense of wonder. The more we stick to these scripts about who we are, the longer we live a fraction of the life we could be living. Let it go. Be who you are beneath the bullshit.

2. Be happy now.

Not because The Secret says so. Not because of some shiny happy Oprah crap. But because we can choose to appreciate what is in our lives instead of being angry or regretful about what we lack. It’s a small, significant shift in perspective. It’s easier to look at what’s wrong or missing in our lives and believe that is the big picture — but it isn’t. We can choose to let the beautiful parts set the tone.

3. Look at the stars.

It won’t fix the economy. It won’t stop wars. It won’t give you flat abs, or better sex or even help you figure out your relationship and what you want to do with your life. But it’s important. It helps you remember that you and your problems are both infinitesimally small and conversely, that you are a piece of an amazing and vast universe. I do it daily — it helps.

4. Let people in.

Truly. Tell people that you trust when you need help, or you’re depressed — or you’re happy and you want to share it with them. Acknowledge that you care about them and let yourself feel it. Instead of doing that other thing we sometimes do, which is to play it cool and pretend we only care as much as the other person has admitted to caring, and only open up half way. Go all in — it’s worth it.

5. Stop with the crazy making.

I got to a friend’s doorstep the other day, slightly breathless and nearly in tears after getting a little lost, physically and existentially. She asked what was wrong and I started to explain and then stopped myself and admitted, “I’m being stupid and have decided to invent lots of problems in my head.” Life is full of obstacles; we don’t need to create extra ones. A great corollary to this one is from The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz: Don’t take things personally. Most of the time, other people’s choices and attitudes have absolutely nothing to do with you. Unless you’ve been behaving like a jerk, in which case…

6. Learn to apologize.

Not the ridiculous, self-deprecating apologizing for who you are and for existing that some people seem to do (what’s up with that, anyway?). The ability to sincerely apologize — without ever interjecting the word “but” — is an essential skill for living around other human beings. If you are going to be around other people, eventually you will need to apologize. It’s an important practice.

7. Practice gratitude.

Practice it out loud to the people around you. Practice it silently when you bless your food. Practice it often. Gratitude is not a first world only virtue. I saw a photo recently, of a girl in abject poverty, surrounded by filth and destruction. Her face was completely lit up with joy and gratitude as she played with a hula hoop she’d been given. Gratitude is what makes what we have enough. Gratitude is the most basic way to connect with that sense of being an integral part of the vastness of the universe; as I mentioned with looking up at the stars, it’s that sense of wonder and humility, contrasted with celebrating our connection to all of life.

8. Be kind.

Kurt Vonnegut said it best (though admittedly, and somewhat ashamedly — I am not a Vonnegut fan): “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.'”

Kindness costs us nothing and pays exponential dividends. I can’t save the whole world. I can’t bring peace to Syria. I can’t fix the environment or the health care system, and from the looks of it, I may end up burning my dinner.

But I can be kind.

If the biggest thing we do in life is to extend love and kindness to even one other human being, we have changed the world for the better.

That’s a hell of a lot more important than flat abs in my book.

TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 – Perseverance and courage!

# 2 – A recent thought-provoking, stimulating Note From the Universe (tut.com) that came to my inbox….

The more you believe in appearances, in the story told by your physical senses and in the circumstances that you now find yourself in, the less control you have over them.

What’s real is your power to change them.

All things are possible.

Dang,
The Universe

# 3 – Holy cow (or I guess I should say bird)! Mother Nature is absolutely amazing! Beauty such as this definitely makes the evolutionary process easier. I can see why there is the saying “the bluebird of happiness” because it’s hard to not be uplifted by something like this….

# 4 – Lucas over at Yoga Body Naturals is offering a free Fit, Flow, Fly yoga DVD when you buy a 6 mos. supply of his extremely popular Green Me Up! drink mix, but the supply is limited so it will probably be sold out by the end of today. Act fast if you want in on this!
#1 – You get a free DVD with a 6-month supply. This is a never-before-released “Fit, Flow, Fly” yoga practice DVD with Youtube sensations Briohny & Dice. They have a truly unique and challenging approach to practice you’ll love.

#2 – This is really a limited time, so we’ll likely run out today. A good chunk of this first batch has already been gobbled up (well, drunk up) by my staff, so it’s first come, first serve… next batch probably won’t be in until 2014.

# 5 – And the situation in Japan continues to worsen. Children of the Sun Foundation is organizing a global event to help the people and dire conditions of this country. What affects Japan, affects the world, so we’re all in this together. If you would like to contribute your prayers and energy to the process, you can find out more here….

http://childrenofthesun.org/teleconference-registration/

Enjoy, “Zippy”

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Mantra for the day, Back to the Wild series, hospital greenhouse, 11 laws, Oneness Day, and Abraham


TIPS FOR TODAY:

# 1 –  A good mantra to have for the day….week, month, year, decade, century. :-)

# 2 – Tera Warner is offering a new series starting Sept. 19th titled Back to the Wild that sounds interesting and more than a little different from all the other tele-seminars on-tap these days….

In this series of inspiring interviews with re-wilders, nature philosophers, authors and leading health and sustainability revolutionaries, including Nadine Artemis and Daniel Vitalis, you’ll learn:

  • How to use the elements as a simple template to increase your health on every level.
  • Experience a health boost with the nutritional power of wild foods!
  • Save a fortune at the pharmacy by finding medicine in your forest!
  • Uncover one of the biggest causes of major health decline in the last 100 years.
  • How to affect your genetics and activate the genes you want through easy diet and lifestyle changes!
  • The master key hormone of all health, and the simple ways of saturating your body with it.
  • How to tap into the healing powers of medicinal mushrooms (and find them for free!)
  • Tips for building affordable, healthy, ecological homes that save money and forests!
  • What damage “thinking” has done and how to get your good ol’ fashion common senses activated again!
  • What “Nature Defecit Disorder” is doing to our children and our well-being.
  • The ingredients in your “beauty care products” that are making you fat and sick and wrinkly!
  • The forgotten factors that make sun vital to your health and why the sunscreen craze is making people sicker than ever.
  • How women are naturally rooted in the wild and how to retore their vital relationship with the planet.
  • How to create your own wildcrafted herbal first aid kit to assist with common family ailments.
  • And more

You can sign up here.

# 3 – Good news!

http://www.realfarmacy.com/first-organic-hospital-greenhouse/

 

# 4 – If you follow this blog then you know I’m a fan of Guy Finley. He’s so practical and no-nonsense in his approach to personald development and spiritual empowerment. Here’s an article of his that was featured in Om Times that you might find, well, empowering. :-)

If we really want to grow inwardly, we must choose to go inward; only in the true Presence Moment can we realize the truth of ourselves that does, indeed, set us free. Such higher discoveries that set the stage for reclaiming your True Self call for higher learning. Think of each of the following eleven laws as individual magic strands of a flying carpet. Make it your aim to weave them together in your mind. Then watch how these lessons combine to effortlessly lift you into higher and higher levels of yourself.

The First Law 

Nothing can stop you from starting over.

The greatest power you possess for succeeding in life is your understanding that life gives you a fresh start any moment you choose to start fresh. Nothing that stood in your way even a heartbeat before stands there now in the same way. It’s all new, even if you can’t as yet see it that way. You’ve only to test the truth of this fact about the newness of life to discover the incredible freedom that waits for you just behind it. And then nothing can stop you. You’ll know the real secret and the perfect power of starting over.

The Second Law 

Don’t be afraid to see when something doesn’t work.

Learn to be sensitive and to listen to the inner signals that try and tell you when something isn’t working. You know what they are. Frustration and resentment to name just a few. The presence of these emotional troubles aren’t trying to tell you that you can’t succeed, only that the road you’ve insisted upon taking so far doesn’t lead where you want. Learning to admit when something isn’t working is the same as teaching yourself what will.

Read the rest of the article and find out the other 9 laws here:

http://omtimes.com/2013/08/eleven-laws-to-help-you-reach-the-higher-levels-of-yourself/

For a free Welcome Kit from Guy Finley’s Life of Learning Foundation, go to: http://www.guyfinley.com/Welcome/36/CD1414/0

# 5 – Sept 17th marked the beginning of “40 Days to Oneness and Global Oneness Day on Oct. 24th. Want to get involved?

Join thousands of others from around the world for a FREE Virtual Event to Catalyze an Awakened World. #G1Day2013: Inspiration, Celebration and a Conscious Rally to #Oneness –http://www.globaloneness2013.org/

# 6 – Love, love, love this one from Abraham…

Reduce your workload by 30% and increase your fun load by 30% and you will increase your revenues by 100%. And you will increase your productivity by 10,000%. (If there could be such a percentage.) More fun, less struggle — more results on all fronts.—Abraham

Enjoy, “Zippy”

p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Evolution Made Easier so you don’t miss future tips. And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page and Self-help Health blog for more tips, picks and free stuff!