Happy Thoughts – Travel Update

We recently returned from Japan and then I’ve been a bit under the weather.

Feeling a bit better now so look forward to some posts about our journey to Tokyo, Osaka & throughout Hokkaido.

Here are a few photos to get started! ☺️

Kitahama Station in Japan is a very well known station on Hokkaido. The Sea of Okhotsk lies across from the station on the other side of the tracks. This is very northernly Japan… next stop Russia. This station boasts an excellent cafΓ© with dishes brimming with the gifts of the sea.
Many celebrities have left their business cards to adorn the station’s walls. Now there’s one more… mine!
Coming soon… the entertaining video version. 😎

That’s all for now!

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Happy Thoughts – Thoughts Are Things

Mandala designed by Stefania “Thoughts”

Today we’ve got a ‘Wisdom Bit’ or mini blog.

The idea came to me as I was designing and colouring this Mandala (using an app on my phone).


Thoughts are things. Every thought is important because it brings more of that energy into your life. So it would be a good idea true start censoring our thoughts and not let them run away with us. We want strong vibrant energy in our lives, so let’s pay careful attention the words we speak. And be mindful of the words that come our way from the media and other people. We have a choice to accept these words as truth or let it go.

Notice how mandala that I coloured is tangled moving outwardly, but calm in the centre. Let’s stay calm in the centre of our own minds, amidst all the turmoil that can be going on outside!

What do you think? Do you have your own techniques that you’ve come up with to protect your unique sacred energy and mind power? Let’s have a little sharing time. 😊

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Happy Thoughts – Vision Boards Nonsense? Not!

Have you ever heard of a vision board vision board?

It’s like a poster with a number of different pictures and words that signify what you would like to have in your life. It can be a goal, it can be a career goal, it can be ideal vacation, can be your ideal relationship, it can be your ideal job.
What you do is go through magazines or materials that you can cut out and you place them on this board . Then you look at it several times a day to imprint the image on subconscious mind.
But does this really work you might ask. Or is this just wishful thinking?
I believe that vision boards do work. But they don’t work by themselves. A vision board can a kind of Motivator, or a Trigger to action.
When you look at your vision board your mind sees images without evaluating whether you can have them or not.
And the repetition of looking at the Board one to three times every day imprints these images your mind, and in your psyche. And you can react favourably the images on a subconscious level, as something desirable and achievable. We can imagine ourselves already having the thing or being in the place that we envision on our boards.
But the most important is to take action, not just look at the boards all the time and expect physical manifestation. We look at our boards frequently, because looking at the Board stimulates our desire to physically have the item or do the thing.
The stimulation moves us to take action, to think what can I do to make this come true on the physical plane. What step can I start at to make this dream real. And as we continue to look at the Board it keeps our desire so to speak, which spurs us on to one action.
Then the next action, in a continuous flow to achieve the dream. Along the way we meet people who can help us, we can find resources, classes etc which can better prepare us to achieve this dream. For instance if it’s a travel vision board we might to be inclined to take a course in the language that is spoken in the place that we want to go. which spurs us on, encourages us to keep moving forward.
Then we might start thinking it takes money for this trip to happen, so then find a way to acquire the funds to save the money. Maybe we get a part-time job, maybe we sell our crafts or some such thing. Our mind then turns action which will support that dream. And while we continue to look at that board 3 times a day week, tweak it, the images if need be.
A vision board or dream or is not static. Sometimes we might want to add fresh images to keep the feeling alive, or we might want to change the board as our options or goals change.
The important thing is to continue look at our boards on a regular basis and to take action as ideas come to us. And they will.
Do vision boards dream boards really work or are they a pretty collection of pictures. I believe they do. They feed our imagination, they encourage us to dream, and they fill us with the fire and momentum to take concrete action to bring those dreams out of theory and become something we can appreciate and enjoy in our real everyday lives.
By the way if you can’t be bothered to cut and paste pieces of paper onto a board, you can get an app for your phone or tablet which works marvelously to create your very own dream board with photos and text. And it’s much easier to look at that three times a day perhaps than a board on a wall. There are quite a few apps to choose from.
So you’ve nothing to lose… give it a go. Try making your own dream board vision board. You can have more than one, you can have one for each area of your life… each dream, each goal that you hold dear. Just remember follow up those visualisations with concrete,continuous,unceasing actions. You can do it!
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Happy Thoughts – Cards for the Day


It’s scorchio here in London. I’m working on the next blog post which will be about Vision Boards. It will be published this week.

In the meantime, here’s a little video card reading for the energy of the next few days which I recorded for us.

Keep positive, all will be well!

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Happy Thoughts – Thoughts Are Things!

I made a mini video for us about the power of thought and habit.

In order to move up & keep going life, we must be aware of where our thoughts are taking us & control them. We CAN do it! πŸ™‚

Here’s our video.

Thoughts are indeed things. Let’s make sure they take us where we want to go. Let’s be vigilant and keep our energy high!

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Happy Thoughts – Pick a Card

Just for a change of pace we have an oracle Card Reading today. I made a mini video slideshow for us.

Watch the video and pick one of the two cards you feel guided to pick.

Next in the video I’ll reveal the cards and explain to you the meaning of the crystals, and give a short intuitive interpretation of each of the cards.

Just the tiniest disclaimer – don’t make any major decisions based on the results of the cards. This is for entertainment only not medical, Legal, marital or any other related types of advice!

Intuition will help you to understand the cards’ meaning in a way that is right and appropriate for you. Enjoy!

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Happy Thoughts – The First Hour of the Day

I read something very interesting today. The the article said that the way you/we spend the first hour of your day is very important.

It sets the tone for the rest of your day.

How do you spend the first hour of your day? Do you roll out of bed, turn on the news and say to yourself how disgusting everything is
how sad that makes you feel. Do you think about how you do not want to go to your place of employment if you have to go out to work that day.

It might be a good idea to make some changes in our morning routine to get the best out of our day and the best out of that first golden hour.

One good thing that could be done when we get up is to do a little all spiritual reading.
It doesn’t have to be a lot of reading, just reading a few paragraphs or pages of some book or some article that inspires you is enough!

Maybe even before that, the first thing that we could do when we wake up is to have a glass of water. We’ve gone about eight hours without drinking anything. So let’s hydrate straight away.

Maybe we could even try a small bit of exercise after we get out of the bed, before we eat breakfast and begin the morning routine. It doesn’t have to be a big aerobic, high intensity training workout. It could be just doing stretching our arm muscles, our necks… or even really simple things like stretching, touching your toes, and moving your arms around. Any kind of movement is good really… just to get the blood going.

By now it’s probably time for you to eat your breakfast – if you eat breakfast – put on your clothes and get out the door.

But if you can spare a little more time on something that is your true passion. Even if it’s only five minutes, your hobby… If you are working add a 9 to 5 job but you have a dream of having your own business… then spend a few minutes, 10 minutes or more on that business. This includes something even as simple as making a few notes of things to do when you have more time in the evening or on the weekend. It’s just about keeping the dream energy alive and your motivation strong.

That first hour of the day can be a golden for us… a special time for us… a sacred time for us. It can be the time for us to do something that gives us joy and energises us before we get in to the hustle and bustle and busyness of the day.

I like to start my day with a bit of sacred Reading, then maybe pull an Oracle card and if I have time do yoga exercise. It’s not a strenuous asanas, but it does get my blood flowing & stretches my muscles so I can be flexible. Then I’m off to start my day. I might also make a few notes on things that I want to do during the day, or just things that I want to do in the near future; but I want to write it down so that I have it in writing and I can put it into my schedule.

How about you how do you start your day? What do you do in that first hour with inspiration and purpose to move you toward your goals?

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