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Personal Development on the go! what better way than to have everything at your fingertips, on your phone or Ipad, how exciting.
Personal development has always been a huge part of my life. If you are not improving yourself daily then you are not living is a motto I strongly believe in therefore I make sure I learn something each and every day.
I make a lot of lists daily, weekly, monthly everything I have to do, want to do and intend to do gets written down. I have used many different tools to help me achieve my goals and live my life as best as I possibly can. I know what works and what doesn’t and today I want to share with you something I think will be a great for any one that has goals and dreams that they want to achieve.
I today have downloaded the ILA – Inspired Living App for my phone and Ipad and am so excited this is going to be a wonderful tool for personal development. The company’s vision is to make the iLivingApp the most comprehensive source of high quality personal growth and development material available anywhere!
The Inspired Living App will deliver a weekly, 9 or so minute long personal development video to an associate’s mobile device or web site. As a $9.95/month subscriber you’ll also have access to the archive library of all past content, too. There will also be a simple way to invite your contacts to take a look at the app as well. Great info here
This is also an amazing business opportunity to make a extra income.The ILA compensation plan is based on a forced 3 x 7 Matrix, with additional rewards for those who refer others to the ILA product!
What better way to make money than sharing something that enhances your life and the lives of others. I am really excited to be sharing this and can’t wait to use all the features as they become available.
Much love and light
I have always loved music and find myself tapping to the beat whenever a song is played. There is something though about the beat of the African drum that connects with me at soul level. It has a way of awakening the senses and shifting my vibration to a higher level. I just looooove the drum. The same with the Jamaican steel drums I just think they are completely awesome. Try just sitting still when you hear the beat of a drum. Press play on the video below and see how it affects your vibration. I bet you can’t help but to tap your foot. You will feel lighter and happier.
I have decided that I am going to make this one of my things to do in 2012. I am going to learn to play the djembe. I am so excited about learning something new. A new adventure in my life. There are many ways to raise your energy and vibration to heal and balance the body, mind and spirit. Music is a great way. I have found a great website where I will get some resources to learn.
Vision Boards are personal development tools that have recently been revived and brought to the attention of the public through magazines, internet articles and high profile TV shows. Many of you may be interested in making a vision board, but feel wary about actually doing it because you don’t fully understand why vision boards work. So how do they work?
Vision Boards work because they are based on the “law of attraction” which has assisted many people in accomplishing some some very great things. The law of attraction is based upon the combined outcome of three specific principles; Ask, Believe and then Receive. By asking the Universe or Higher Power, (depending on what you believe), and then believing that it is true and real, you will then receive what you have asked for. By focusing your mind with positive thoughts about a goal you may have or a dream that you want for yourself, then imaging yourself doing those things via images, you will then accomplish them as you are lead in the right direction to your goal or dream. This all works because you are able to access your subconscious mind which holds the key to your intuition and belief that you can have what you want.
Have you ever heard the phrase “money attracts money”? Well, this is the same for other things; positive attracts positive and negative attracts negative. Within ourselves, we all have issues, memories or problems that have enabled us to carry negative emotions around for years. Feelings of unrest, poor personal image and a feeling of not being good enough or deserving good things are the most common. Because of these negative thoughts we often, without realizing it, are sabotaging our chances at happiness, wealth and good fortune. How many times have you said to yourself “Now why did I just do that?” It is because of these negative thoughts kept in your subconscious mind. By opening up your mind and changing these thoughts into positive ones, great changes can be made and success can be found. Vision Boards are perfect for this task, as they are very basic, but very powerful in their effect on our lives and in our minds. Anyone can make one and everyone can benefit from one.
Vision Boards use images, sounds, smells and positive words to focus our minds and change these negative thoughts into positive ones. Accepting that this is a task that will not happen overnight is important, as real change takes time. Do not be disappointed after a short time if nothing happens, as this will only feed back into the negative that you have been trying so hard to eradicate from your mind. Keeping faith and belief will carry you through, making sure that your positive thoughts attract the positive things you are trying to achieve. Vision Boards work!! Millions of people can back that up and have found the inner self confidence to reach for more. You can do it, too. You deserve it.
I personally have been using a vision board for a couple of years now and I can tell you honestly that they do work. I have achieved so much more since making one and using it.
Because you have everything right in front of you to look means that it is something you continually think about and that is the start of belief the more you see it the more you believe. Once you start seeing yourself achieving the pictures on your board then it becomes even more powerful. Then the momentum starts to happen and before long life is as you pictured it.
So you want to make your own vision board. well here you go. Create your own successful and powerful vision board that will allow you to channel your positive energy into the board making the effect much stronger on your life involving you goal or dream for yourself in life.
You really have to be totally honest with yourself about what your dream or goal is. We all have dreams that seem impossible but with determination and a good vision board they really can be accomplished. You wouldn’t have them if they weren’t possible. Start looking for pictures that stand out to you and represent your goals.Some you will see and they will grab you with a definite “yes”, whereas others you may feel attracted to with a “buzzing” feeling in the pit of your stomach. Not every image that you collect will end up on your board, but until you get them all together to make the vision board you will not know for sure.
You can make your vision board from a piece of poster board, a small canvas or anything else of a similar fashion. Along the way you may have noticed that certain colors will have attracted your eye, so include them on the board. You may want to paint your board first in a color that has affected you, or you may want to keep it plain. If you have chosen to paint, wait until the paint dries, and then start placing the images onto the board. Move them around into different areas until you are happy with the final overall image. You may want to add inspirational words or “power words”, as they are also known, which reflect your ultimate goal or dream and have meaning to you. These words can further be used in a “mantra” which you say to yourself as you meditate or visualize your goal.
When everything is exactly how you want it, glue it all down to keep it in place. You may want to put a clear coat of glue over the whole board, to prevent any of the images from becoming loose. The choice is up to you, depending on where you intend to place it.
Your vision board is now complete. Making a vision board is only a key part in the whole process of using the law of attraction to fulfill your dreams and desires. Having determination, belief and patience are also exceptionally important key parts, as without them, the vision board would just be a collage. Regular visualization, meditation, affirmations and positive thinking are also very important. Each of these needs to be used every day, in conjunction with the actual vision board, to enable your success.
Vision boards of late can also be created using software programs which help you to create the right vision board for you, as well as make copies of the finished product so that you can carry it with you wherever you go. Download it onto your laptop or any other portable gadget so it is available to use when you are away from home.
Interpersonal attraction is very simply what causes friendships and relationships. It’s a major point of psychological study. And there’s really not much hard data on why one person might be attracted to another person and not attracted or even repulsed by someone else. Interpersonal attraction, despite all the studies, is really somewhat a mystery.
There are certain principles at work, of course. It’s believed that people are attracted to people of approximately the same level of physical attractiveness. And that people of the same social background and similar economic situations will experience the interpersonal attraction that draws them together.
But also that in some cases, people who are very different in other aspects are more likely to be attracted to each other and happy together that two people very much alike in terms of things like dominance and personality.
Interpersonal attraction is an area that you have more control over that you think. You may not necessarily be able concentrate and attract a specific person, but you can use certain concepts to attract a certain type of person into your life.
The universal law of attraction tells us that like attracts like. Magnetic attraction will draw certain things to you based on what you believe. And conscious creation of your own reality can affect all these things as well. You must first decide what you want in a person, then believe that a person meeting those criteria exists and can come into your life.
This belief in what you want and its availability to you will help a person with the qualities that you want come into your life. Interpersonal attraction, the attraction of a person that complements us and would make a great friend or partner, is as affected by things like belief and thought as other things like how happy we are, the kinds of situations we attract, and our financial situations.
If you can decide that you can have prosperity and therefore you attract it, you can decide that you can have a positive person around you as your friend or your partner and then attract that person.
Your positive belief that you can get what you want automatically surrounds you in an aura of positivity. This alone will affect those you attract by putting out a signal for other positive people. If people tend to gravitate toward those who complement their personalities, then your positive aura will attract other positive people.
Your openness to financial prosperity and good fortune will also work in your favor by attracting people into your life who hold the same beliefs and openness. The power of positive thought can do amazing things in every aspect of your life, not just in your job, your financial situation and your level of happiness, but also in the type of person you attract.
Since attraction must be mutual for it to work, believing certain positive and good things about yourself can help interpersonal attraction work for you in bringing the right people into your life.
Deliberate creation is the act of deciding what you want, and getting it. While that might sound very simple and easy, and you might be thinking you already do it, there’s actually a little bit more to it than you think. Rather than us just choosing a goal to go after and going after it, deliberate creation requires a certain focus to succeed.
Many of us think we want something and decide that we’re going to have it, whether it’s some type of person or professional success, money, a specific job, a partner or something else. But in the end, we don’t get that thing no matter how hard we try. And often we’re left confused as to why it didn’t work out as we had planned.
Deliberate creation works with the idea that we truly have to believe in something before it can happen. The person who decides he wants a new car that’s a little out of his price range, for instance, may really want the car. He may be passionate about wanting the car. But most of the times he thinks of the car he also thinks about how he’s going to have a hard time affording the car.
Deliberate creation attempts to remove that negative thinking. When you want something but you believe that achieving it is going to be difficult, it becomes difficult. Likewise, if you want something but secretly or not-so-secretly believe that getting it is impossible, then it will be impossible.
When creating deliberately, the person takes complete charge of his or her reality and spends time acting on things rather than reacting to them. There’s a large focus on action vs. reaction. Where it’s typically to get up in the morning with several goals or several tasks in mind that relate to a larger goal, those who practice acting rather than reacting will get up and focus on what they want instead of just reacting to things that happen or need to be done.
When you use this method of going about your day, the main principle is to surround yourself with what inspires you and makes you passionate about life. It’s important to first figure out what it is that you truly want. It’s believed that most people don’t even know what it is that they want, deep down.
Once you figure out what you’re most passionate about, then deliberate, also sometimes called conscious, creation removes the obstacles in your way. Much of this happens within yourself, regarding the way you think about things. You learn to believe that things are possible.
Then you learn to focus. Focus is a key term because it’s the focus that fans of the method claim make everything good possible. First, whatever your passion really is, whatever it is that you really want, must be believed to be possible. Then, you must focus on it and not lose that focus. The combination of belief and keeping what you want most in focus make up the deliberate creation that will allow you to achieve your dream.
Prosperity consciousness is a way of thinking that gives you more power over what you have in your life. It’s a concept made popular by New Age thinking, but a principle that’s been around for a very long time. Developing your prosperity consciousness requires a few key things that once you truly understand, can change your life.
To understand the concept, you need to understand the basics of the law of attraction. This universal law basically states that like attracts like. Think of old adages like “you reap what you sow,” and “birds of a feather flock together.” These all express the law of attraction in a familiar way.
If you make bad financial decision after bad financial decision, you will lose money and have financial problems. Making those bad financial decisions is a result of not thinking about money properly and in the necessary way to attract more money to you. Developing a prosperity consciousness will help you view money differently, and end up with more of it.
You have to realize that prosperity isn’t based on chance or luck. This is the first step. Because if it’s just luck or random chance, then you wouldn’t be able to control it–but you can. And it’s also necessary to realize that there is enough for everyone. There should be no guilt associated with having prosperity because no one has to go without for you to have what you want.
One of the tenets of prosperity consciousness and the law of attraction is that the universe creates everything in abundance. And that you can have what you want if you only believe that it’s possible and focus on that belief.
Once you decide that money and prosperity aren’t things you achieve through luck or taking away from others, you decide that they’re things you can have guilt-free. That belief will steer you away from bad decisions automatically because you won’t feel like you have to scramble to get your share before someone else takes it.
There’s no need to fight for it or compete for it since there’s enough for everyone. You really need to focus on that thought and make sure you believe it to develop a prosperity consciousness that will let things flow into your life.
Once you believe it, then you only have to welcome prosperity. Whether you pray or affirm or ask the universe at large for the things you want, you must put out the invitation for those things to come into your life. By doing so, you create an aura around yourself of openness and acceptance to the abundance and prosperity that you say you want.
The principle is like magnetic attraction. You want to attract certain positive things, so you surround yourself with positivity because like attracts like. If you doubt that you can achieve something, you attract more doubt.
But if you believe something can be yours through the development of prosperity consciousness then you can draw that very thing to yourself.
Magnetic attraction is an important concept in physics and science. It refers to the force that one object uses to attract another, like the way a magnet attracts a metal. If you think the only magnetic attraction at work in your life is the one that’s keeping your grocery list on the front of your refrigerator, you need to look at how the concept works in a new way.
When one thing draws another to itself it attracts something. Just like when a person tends to attract a certain type of person, whether good or bad, that’s a type of magnetic force. When a person tends to attract negative people and situations, that’s a result of the same principle.
How can you make magnetic attraction work for you? First, by understanding the law of attraction and what it can mean in your life. The principles of the law of attraction are that you first decide what you want, then you put out an invitation for the universe to give you what you want.
Some people define this as praying for the thing; some people ask the universe for it. The point is to welcome what you want in the way that’s most comfortable for you. Then you must believe that you will get it.
By doing these things, you use magnetic attraction to attract the thing to you. You’ve created a force through your thoughts and beliefs that will pull the things you want in your direction.
It can help to understand the principles behind positive thinking and deliberate creation when you start using the principles of magnetic attraction in your life. Positive thinking and deliberate creation have you focus on what you want to do or to achieve, believe it’s possible and even visualize it in your mind.
If you want to be able to run a mile in 10 minutes for instance, you would relax and almost meditate on doing so. You would see yourself running, see the end of the mile approaching and see yourself cross the mile mark while visualizing a timer at a time less than 10 minutes.
This same approach can be used in other areas of your life, like financial areas. You must know what you want, believe that you can have it and see yourself getting it. This positive thought and belief will then put out a magnetic pull to the things you want to pull to yourself, like financial prosperity.
If you steep yourself in negative beliefs, you may draw negativity to yourself because like attracts like. If you surround yourself with positive belief and positive thought, however, you will attract those things to you in the same manner.
You can see the truth of the principle when you think of people and whom they attract. Positive people tend to attract positive friends and relationships, while negative people seem to always have one relationship crisis after another. Magnetic attraction can work in your relationships, your finances and in every part of your life.
You might think that attracting prosperity sounds like a phrase that people use who think you need to meditate two hours a day, not eat meat and communicate with spirits with Biblical names. And while there are some New Age and New Thought gurus who do all of those things, actually attracting prosperity to your life is much simpler than that.
That’s not to say that it’s easy. There are a number of ways to do it wrong, which only means that you won’t attract the prosperity you deserve. There’s no doom and gloom option when it comes to trying to bring good things into your life. There’s no way to do it wrong and actually attract heartache.
Even by just attempting methods of attracting prosperity, you start wheels turning in both your head and the universe that can help good things happening in your life. Because the first step in making good things happen for yourself is a change in your attitude. This can affect every part of your life, if you let it.
Instead of seeing things through a negative lens, it’s necessary to see them through a positive one. Use the analogy of a glass that’s filled halfway with water. Instead of seeing it as half-empty or half-dirty, learn to see it as half-full. If you burn dinner, don’t see it as a ruined meal, notice that the pans will still be fine after they’re washed.
This shift in perception takes you from seeing negativity and limitations and instead into seeing the positive side of everything. Attracting prosperity works on the principle that what you believe and what you surround yourself with will attract similar things. If you go through your day noticing what’s wrong with everything, you are going to attract problems.
But if you go through your day noticing the good side to each situation, you will attract prosperity. This might sound far-fetched to some people, but when you focus on being positive and on seeing the good in things, your attitude will change.
Once this attitude shift takes place, it becomes even easier to automatically see the positive in even a very bad situation. When you begin noticing positive things, opportunities that you would have otherwise missed if you had been focused on the negative instead make themselves known to you.
When viewed this way, attracting prosperity seems less like some strange metaphysical system than it does good common sense. When you see an opportunity you might have missed with a more negative attitude, it’s like you’ve attracted the potential for prosperity, by seeing an opportunity where you wouldn’t have before.
And when you’re faced with an opportunity, you can take advantage of it where you couldn’t have before. Even if it was something you might have noticed before but not acted on when you had a more negative attitude, with a positive attitude you may act on it and believe that it will work in your favor. Attracting prosperity becomes second nature when you believe that good things are possible.
Well I have spent the day finishing a book I started reading a couple of weeks ago. It has been a whirlwind of a week or so and mother nature has let loose on my home country. We found ourselves camping out at friends place not knowing what was coming in the way of weather. Cyclone Yasi and all her fury was let loose on the Northern part of Queensland in Australia. All reports were saying she was heading straight for us but as time moved on she moved down and our neighbours just a few hundred kilometers away took the brunt of her power. I feel so very blessed, not only did we only get the tail end of her, but I returned home to find that I still had power which many of my friends did not and are still without some 60 hours later.
I decided to take myself off to park where I could sit amongst nature and finish this wonderful book. The Shift by Dr Wayne Dyer. It is an amazing little book with so much wisdom and love between the pages. I believe as with everything when the student is ready the teacher will appear and the same is with everything in life books appear in front of us with wisdom to help move us on our journey.
This is a passage that is at the back of the book on the last page..
The bushman in the Kalahari desert talk about two “hungers”
There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger.
The Little hunger wants food for the belly;
but the Great Hunger,
the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning…….
There’s ultimately only one thing that makes
human beings deeply and profoundly bitter,
and that is to have thrust upon them
a life without meaning…
There is nothing wrong in searching for happiness….
But of far more comfort to the soul…..
is something greater than happiness
or unhappiness, and that is meaning.
Because meaning transfigures all…..
Once what you are doing has for you meaning,
it is irrelevant whether you’re happy
or unhappy. you are content – you are not alone
in your spirit – you belong
(Sir Laurens van der Post from Hasten Slowly, a film by Mickey Lemle)