New Year’s Dream

It’s the first week of the new year and maybe some of us – many of us – are feeling very hopeful, very full of new plans, resolutions and making a fresh start.

But is it really a good idea to start afresh, to come up with a totally new plan in hopes that maybe this one will work better than the last one.

What if the New Year’s plan was just to stay with last year’s scheme. To just stay the course and carry on, with minor tweaks here and there as they are required,instead of dumping everything and starting from scratch again.

Often we don’t need to redo, … just do and adapt we go.

If for example we were to make a resolution to go to the gym … sometimes we go a bit mad – 5 times a week, 6 times a week – and then it drops off to 2 times a week and perhaps not at all.

But instead what if we just plan to go as we have gone before … maybe that was once a week, maybe that was once every two weeks.

But the important thing would be to be consistent. If we were consistent with the pace of an action it might intensify and increase by itself organically instead of forcing it.

Perhaps the important thing is to do what feels right, comfortable and empowering to ourselves, instead of following the “crowd consciousness”.

If you don’t really feel guided to make a new Year’s resolution don’t…set a goal instead that moves you on your desired path with paced, consistent action.

How do you get there? Through the power of your mind focused on growth and positive action.

One idea is to undergo a kind of mind training.

Here is one commitment which we can make which will strengthen our resolve to live the positive lifestyle that we deserve and can help us to continue on the right path to achieve our goals and have a life that can help us be more at ease within ourselves and with others. It’s something that is sounds so very simple but which is quite hard sometimes. It’s called the 7-day mental diet. This is from a classic book that was written back in 1935 by Emmet Fox.

He said in his book –

“The most important of all factors in your life is the mental diet on which you live. It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life. It is the thoughts you allow yourself to think, the subjects that you allow your mind to dwell upon, which make you and your surroundings what they are.

In other words, you choose your life that is to say, you choose all the conditions of your life, when you choose the thoughts upon which you allow your mind to dwell.”

So… Emmet goes on to write that we have to train ourselves to choose the subject of our thinking in any given time and choose the emotional tone -or mood or feeling – as well.

I think, sometimes that’s quite hard to do. Sometimes the circumstances are just so intense that we find ourselves just going with the feeling of that moment.

But we can can generally control our thoughts and there is a way that we can learn to do that with more consistency. It’s called the 7 Day Mental Diet!

For 7 days we’re not allowed to dwell for a single moment on any kind of negative thought. We must only hang onto thoughts that are positive constructive, optimistic and kind.

The whole point is to have 7-days of unbroken mental discipline to get the mind to think in a new direction.

If at any time we slip and hang on to negative or any thoughts of that kind, we have to start all over again.

As a matter of fact it’s advised that if we do slip… take a day or two to kind of refresh ourselves …and then start all over again. Don’t just start over again immediately the next day.

So negative thoughts are anything that falls under thinking about failure, disappointment,criticism, jealousy, condemnation of others … or negative self talk or self criticism. This includes just anything that is not constructive or of a limitation consciousness. No cheating or rationalisation. We will know if it’s the right or wrong thought energy.

It doesn’t count if the thought just comes into your head … but it DOES COUNT if you dwell on it …if you let it stay there. It’s the dwell upon the thought that counts. As soon as the negative dark thought presents itself turn it out, kick it out of your mind, get rid of it.

If during the 7-day diet you have to be by some commitment or other circumstances, in situations that could be a bit negative… that is ok… just don’t let it get to you, don’t let it affect you and turn your mind towards negative. Don’t accept and embrace it or let it into your energy.

Actually Emmet says if you know something stressful is coming up in the week ahead – don’t start the diet. Do the diet after the stressful event has passed and you’ll have a bit of an easier time of it.

Sometimes once you have started the 7-day mental diet and really get into it things might start coming up … difficulties and things… but that just means that changes are happening and you are growing and meeting the challenge. The other secret is don’t tell anybody that you’re on this diet … just go about it quietly and keep it to yourself. Nothing can throw you off the diet. It’s only your own reaction to the other circumstance that can do it.

So it’s often a good idea to give yourself a little warm up to the diet… like take a few days to think about it first … get in the mood and commit yourself and then go for it.

It might be handy to keep a little journal on how your 7-day mental diet is going.

If you slipped and have to make a fresh start put that in your journal. It’s all about personal growth and living in as positive an energy space as possible that will benefit you and others around you.

So are you going to give it a go?

I’m going to give it a try. Feel free to leave a comment on how it went for you or how it’s going for you and how you’re progressing along. Let’s support each other.

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Positive Affirmations to Help Banish the Christmas Blues

Let’s do a few affirmations to help us ease that heavy feeling that can sometimes come over us at Christmas time, when it seems like the world viewpoint often expects us to be happy.

Christmas is supposed to be a happy joyous time but it’s not always that way is it. Sometimes we feel a little down.

It would be nice if you could take a few deep breaths & get yourself relaxed before beginning the affirmations.

Say these affirmations any time you feel the need to calm yourself down and balance your energies.

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●Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time of year so even though I feel so sad, I love and accept myself completely as I am.

●Maybe I don’t seem to have any energy for shopping and doing Christmas errands and tasks but I still love accept myself completely as I am anyway.

●But what if I forget about what Christmas is supposed to be and just enjoyed it in my own way

●I can find a way to make Christmas a relaxing time

●I am open to making this a time of reaching out to people I trust

●Actually it’s ok to spend Christmas alone if I want to

●It’s really ok to spend Christmas by myself doing whatever I want to do

●I treat myself with love at this time

●I treat myself with love and respect from now on

●I’m learning to enjoy my own company

●I’m using this Christmas time to discover new creative and intellectual hobbies that for fulfill me and bring me Joy

●I’m learning to look at my sad feelings with love and understanding

●It’s ok to be unhappy sometimes

●I’m open to accepting that happiness comes from within

●I’m finding ways to raise my energy level with regular exercise or other ways that work for me

●Life is not so bad

●I’m Alive at least

●I start to look for the good things in life

●I start to look for things to be grateful for

●My life will improve

●Things will get better

●All will be well, sooner or later

●All will be well

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After you’re finished you can do another round, or you can just sit quietly these new energies circulate through your mind heart and body.

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How to Enjoy Christmas Every Day!

Today I heard the first Christmas song on the radio. But do we really have to wait until December 25th for Christmas. Is Christmas a day, or is Christmas a feeling? I believe the Christmas is a feeling. And so we CAN have Christmas every day. We don’t have to buy expensive presents. We can have the feeling of caring for each other and caring for ourselves as the ultimate Christmas gift.

Merry everyday Christmas!

When we wake up in the morning and we look in the mirror at ourselves, we are looking at one of the greatest gifts that we could receive. We are looking at another chance to enjoy the gift of life.

We’ve been blessed with another day to go out into the world and do something good for others and something good for ourselves. Even if we are currently in a situation where we can’t go out into the world physically we can reach out mentally, we can reach out virtually, we can be reach out spiritually … just sending out good energy.

We can give to ourselves the gift of optimism and a more uplifted, positive spirit. When we start our day listening to the news we have a choice … we can be informed and then move on with our day, taking precautions as necessary, or we can be affected negatively with the mentality that all is wrong instead of all is well. This can then spill out into our relationships with ourselves and our relationships with others. Because it is possible that we will not be 100% our best selves because we’re covered in a cloak, a net, of negativity …of unease … and helplessness.

What else can we give to ourselves and others maybe as the ultimate Christmas Everyday gift? How about the gift of health. How about moving & exercising every day in ways that are fun and bring the fantastic benefit of building up our immunity and our physical and mental strength.That would last a lot longer than a bottle of perfume or something (which as an aside is not a bad gift to receive 🤗). But great health is the gift that keeps giving.

How about another idea for Christmas Everyday. What about the gift of gratitude. Being thankful for all the wonderful things that we already have in our lives. We have friends, we have family, we have technology that helps us expand our world and expand our knowledge, we have shelter, food, fresh water on demand …the list of small everyday things could just go on and on. But we’re often just so busy, that we just don’t notice … we just take it for granted that it’s there and will always be there.

And what about these two for Christmas Everyday… the gifts of hope and faith! Hope can be the beginning of faith.

Maybe you’ve got a situation in your life right now that you don’t know quite how it is going to work out. But we can hope for the best and then take whatever action that we can think of to help things along and to move things along, while having faith that in the end it is going to work out, the problem will be solved one way or another. And it WILL be done in a way that helps us, & any others involved, to grow and move on.

We can have faith that generally things will get better overall instead of getting stuck in the muck and mire of a gloomy mindset which doesn’t help us and doesn’t help anyone else, it just makes us feel bad. Let’s try to embrace the thought and the feeling and the mindset that things aren’t ending, they’re changing, growing, blossoming & beginning.

So there! That’s the Christmas Everyday gift list sorted!

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A Tarot Card reading for a sweet, peaceful sleep tonight❣

I was guided to pick a tarot card this evening for us to reflect on before we sleep.

All is well…you are supported in your quest



And the card that came up is “The Fool.. interesting one because we are certainly no fools, but I my intuitive thought is the energy of the card means for us to be light-hearted …not to take things so seriously…be able to bounce back! AND be grateful for the important people in our lives who support us and we support them.



And the message on the card was “Good friends, happiness, needing to take a Leap Forward”


Our affirmation that comes to me is:
I move forward bravely in life knowing that I am supported. All will be well.

Sleep well friends❣🧡😴

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Sunday – Week’s Oracle Card Reading

Our Cards🌻

I was guided to pick two cards for us this week to give us an idea where to go whether mentally,physically, or/and spiritually – from the Gateway Deck by Denise Linn.



This is my own intuitive interpretation of the cards.



The card that came up first is “Embarking on an Adventure” On this card there are icons of various places such as England, Paris, & Japan, and there’s a woman on an air balloon looking through a telescope at the landscape below her. This card suggests to me that this week could be the week to start something new, or it could be the week to up-level something that you’ve been working on … or a project.



This could be the time to consider if there’s some person in your life that you’ve been a bit uncertain about …this could be the time to trust your intuition … give them a chance and let them into your life. Or maybe you thought they had left your life … this could be the time to mentally open your heart and let them in … know that you are loved.



It can also be the time to go on a mini adventure … go somewhere you haven’t been before … a park that you’ve not been to before … a part of the city that you’ve not been to before. Just try something new. This is the time to branch out.

The message on the card is:
I savour the wonders of the world.



The second card is “Savouring Pleasure”. What does that mean in the coming week?



On the card you can see all kinds of wonderful things such as a rose,music, and it’s all on a background of different shades of blue. Blue is a very healing colour. It’s also the colour of the throat chakra – communication.



This card could well be telling us it’s time to take a break. It’s time to give ourselves a treat.



Whether that’s buying some small object that you’ve been wanting and that is well in your budget, but you just thought ‘I don’t deserve this ‘ OR something simple as going to have a nice cup of coffee or a drink and just sitting watching people, reading a book , and taking time for yourself without worrying about anybody else or any other obligations to anybody else… just having time to chill.

Chilling with the first mince pie of the season! 😋



There are also musical notes on the card. This could mean you have to say what you want. People sometimes want to do something nice for us and we think ‘oh I don’t want to be a bother’. The throat chakra blesses us with the power to speak out and be open to receiving pleasure and good energy as well as giving it out.



The message on the card is :
I fully embrace bliss in my life.



And that is our reading for today❣Everyone’s situation is different, so just be open to the elements of the reading that resonate with you. Everything might not resonate with you so just receive the bits that do speak to you.

You are amazing! You are a miracle.

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Friday-Weekend Oracle Card Reading – You Are Valued

Card for Today

I pulled a card for us for today and for the weekend and our message is ‘Making a Difference. (Denise Linn-Gateway deck) Our inner light shines far and wide.



This is my own intuitive interpretation of this card.


This message is interesting because yesterday’s blog topic was about being grateful for the helpful people in our lives. And today day I pulled a card that speaks about our inner light.


Sometimes we might feel that that we are just another cog in the wheel. That we don’t really make a difference. We’re too small to make any kind of major contribution or effect on the whole.


But I believe this card tells us we are an important piece of the puzzle in the Stream of Life.


On the card you will see lips. Remember our words have power. We can help or hinder others just by words. We can lift them up and give them a helping hand. Our words might be just the thing that they need to hear to heal. It’s just like the image on the card… the hand reaching out for the starfish which is being tossed by the waves.


We may not know it but sometimes when someone is giving gratitude for the helpful person in their life … that person may well be you.


And be open to receiving help as well from someone in your life. You’re being open to help blesses you and those were helping you. You definitely make a difference.


You are definitely important in the Greater scheme of things. Take pride in that and let that positive energy flow through you to and from others.



You’re amazing❣🤗

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Gratitude Affirmations for the Helpful People In Our Lives

Sometimes we might think ‘I don’t have a lot to be grateful for’, or we might think ‘I don’t have anything special to be grateful for I’m just alive. I go to my work, I come home. Same thing every day.’

But if we really think about it it there are tons of things for which we can be grateful. Whether we have a little money or a lot of money; whether we live in a little hut or a giant mansion .. we all have something good going on in our lives.

We have our health, we have a roof of some kind over our heads, we have food to some quality which nourishes us, we have water which keeps us hydrated.

And the one thing which we cannot put a price on is helpful people, friends and/or family in our lives.

Let’s take time to be grateful now, for the helpful people in our lives.

I was guided to come up with a few affirmations to help us focus on and be appreciative of the helpful people in our lives. These people are a blessing.

Try saying this affirmations once a day day, every day day for the next week or so. Or you can just say the ones that you feel called to work with, whenever you feel the need.

Give them a try! Feel free to change the wording if another variation is more comfortable for you. You’ve nothing to lose, and maybe a lot to gain❣

Here they are:

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I am grateful for the helpful people in my life

I am grateful for good friends

I am grateful for family

I am grateful for all the times that I have been gentle and nurturing with myself

I am grateful for lucky coincidences

I am grateful for my mentors

I am grateful for my teachers

I am grateful for the challenges that have helped me grow and improve as a person

I am grateful for inner wisdom that guides me to be helpful and nurturing to others

I am grateful for the healing power of nature which can also be helpful and a blessing in my life

I am grateful for the help of powers unseen which have guided me, protected me, healed me and loved me.

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How did it go? Feel free to leave a comment, or share your favourite gratitude affirmation!

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When you’ve done all you can…

It’s not easy sometimes to let go of a situation when you’ve done your best.

Sometimes we strain to try to do more and we sometimes end up just wasting our energy and feeling tired and frustrated.

Sometimes the best thing that we can do is just to let go. Just to say I’ve done all I can do for this moment… it might not be be the situation that I want to be in but this is what it is for now. So I’m going to do do the best I can. I’m going to be calm and not strain myself.

I’m just gonna do willingly what needs to be done right now and go with the flow.

And that’s all there is to it my friends. Sometimes we just have to “suck it up”, do what needs to be done, and flow.

It’ll be alright in the end!🌻

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Weekend Affirmation Challenge Follow Up

It’s smooth Sunday! How is your day going? Have you tried the affirmation challenge mentioned in my last blog post? How are you getting along with it?

If you’ve not been able to engage with it yet, just try it for today and see how you get along.

“I am so happy and grateful that unexpected wealth, new opportunities and prosperity Come Into My Life today under Grace and in perfect ways.”

Prosperity is our right and our heritage …of all kinds …monetary, 👪family, friends, health… it’s all there … let’s claim it❣😄🌻🐬🦋🌳🍁

It’s never too late to make a fresh start. No matter what’s going on in the world, we are in charge of our minds, hearts, spirits and consciousness.

Have a super week! Feel free to comment with your progress on the affirmations challenge. Even a tiny effort is good❣🤗

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Frisky Friday – Weekend Affirmation Challenge

🦋 it’s frisky Friday and we’ve made it through the week… I hope that your week was a good one and whatever challenges came up, you were up to the task and handled them well.

Here’s a prosperity affirmation for us as we move into the weekend 💪👏🏽🌞.

As a little challenge let’s try to say this affirmation at least 3 times
(3 sets of 3) throughout the day, every day, this weekend starting today❣

“I am so happy and grateful that unexpected wealth, new opportunities and prosperity Come Into My Life today under Grace and in perfect ways”🌻🌱🍁🍂

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