I have a DYLN alkalizing water bottle and receive newsletters from them. This blog really exemplified what we have been working on for the last 27 weeks. Could she have been in a prior class???
Cultivate A Positive Energy Flow For The New Year
by Claire Hannum January 16, 2018
Most of us begin the new year full of wonderful ideas about how we can make our lives happier and healthier. The key, though, is to keep that sense of possibility alive beyond the first few weeks of the year. No matter what your New Year’s resolutions are, one universal way to help things progress smoothly is to stay in a positive mindset.
Corny as it may sound, attitude really is everything in life. Cultivating a positive energy flow can shape everything around you, make your goals more achievable, and help you be the most present friend and family member you can be. There are lots of things in life we can’t control, but one thing we can control is how we react to rough days, and whether we want to keep our eyes on the prize to achieve our goals. Positivity makes those things so much easier to manage. Practice a positive energy mindset with the mindfulness techniques below, you’ll be well on your way to a happier year.
Remember What You’re Thankful For
If you’ve ever watched The Oprah Winfrey Show, you’ve likely heard the phrase “gratitude journal” more times than you can count. (The reason it’s so popular is because it works!) The premise is simple: each day, jot down a few things you’re grateful for, and watch yourself become more joyful as the days go on. If journaling isn’t your style, there are certainly other ways to cultivate gratitude. You could try silently visualizing the things you’re most thankful for as you’re trying to fall asleep at night, or writing a thank-you note each week to someone who’s made an impact on your life. What matters is that you remind yourself regularly of all the great things in your life. Among its many benefits, this will help you tackle your goals with more tenacity and a “glass half full” mentality.
Set Aside Five Minutes a Day for Quiet
It’s intimidating to think of squeezing in an extra hour each day for wellness, but just about everyone has an extra five minutes to spare. Take this time to meditate, or to simply be still and close your eyes. Find a quiet space where you’ll be undisturbed for a few minutes, and either bask in the silence or put on a relaxing song. Finding these small slivers of time to ground yourself can make a world of difference in your overall stress levels during the rest of your day, and keeps your attitude more positive.
Take Note of Your Inner Monologue
Most of us are mean to ourselves on the daily without even noticing it. Even if we never say cruel things about ourselves or others out loud, most people’s minds consist of constant thoughts of self-criticism. You deserve so much better than that! Make it a personal rule that you talk to yourself as kindly as you would talk to a friend. Replace thoughts like “I’m such a screw-up” with “I’m doing my best today.” Instead of telling yourself, “I look terrible today,” focus on a trait you like about yourself. It takes a long time to train yourself out of a lifetime of negative self-talk, so don’t feel pressure to transform things overnight. Instead, just practice being aware and taking note of each time you are tempted to think something cruel about yourself. Once you start to see patterns, you’ll be more empowered to change your thinking. Your mind shapes how you see the world, so as you shift your thinking about who you are, you might also start to shift your thinking about how much you can actually achieve. The sky’s the limit!
Pay It Forward
Helping out your fellow humans is one of the fastest ways to skyrocket your sense of gratitude, perspective, and overall happiness. If you see someone struggling to carry something at the supermarket, lend them a hand. If you have the extra cash to spare, leave your server a surprise extra-large tip next time you’re out for brunch. Try challenging yourself to do one good deed a week. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll love it, and how your positive energy soars when you help someone else.
“The Sound Of Silence”
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
Visions as dreams, seeds planted in the darkness of our subconscious even into our sleeping remain in the silence, pondered in the silence and grow in the silence.
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a streetlamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
As I walk in the silence, ever conscious, vitally alive, living out of my head till the realization of the neon light, brought me out of the future into the now.
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
No one dare
Disturb the sound of silence
As the light brings all into perspective, people, the herd babbling with no meaning and others hearing but not comprehending while those that are writing their life songs can’t bring themselves to sing them…so much potential so much waste.
“Fools” said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
Then the one who knows tells them all but they hearken not to his words of life and don’t reach for the hand that saves. And the silence grows like a power within letting in the light but not for those that the word comes back void and the words of wisdom fall into wells of silence waiting for the ears that search to hear.
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said “The words of the prophets
Are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence”
People searching, people longing and looking for a way, turn to the distractions of the electronic age…detachment…lacking intimacy…looking for truth in all the wrong places and where does it take us; to the halls of the subway prophets who speak the words the people need but whose voices wouldn’t be heard except in their heads…in the silence…always the silence.
And in the silence there’s a place, in darkness it creates, a vision of dreams to come to pass as surely as spring follows winter so too will our creation come out of our head…but only in the silence.
I don’t go to the doctor very often but occasionally would have to, to get physicals for high adventure Boy Scout trips. The doctors always asked for my family health history and I’d let them know they all died of cancer and heart disease. My quick follow up was that I won’t be participating in cancer or heart disease! They would laugh and I would give them the stone faced stare and let them know that I was serious and that what you think about grows and I don’t entertain disease! This really hit home after I started with the MKE; here I was already using an incredibly important principle but didn’t connect it to other areas of my life. This certainly illustrates the importance of paying attention.
Chapter 22 is awesome! Thoughts are spiritual seeds but you reap what you sow…you best sow good seed or thoughts. When I started MKE I didn’t have a company I was working and it was a major prayer for me. Well my prayer was answered and 5 weeks ago I manifested a direct sales company and am very excited about it! I planted those seeds, was true to my Blueprint Builder and voila, I’m in business…YEA! Now as I look into the crystal ball of my mind my DMP is suddenly clearer, that reality is coming closer and my 3D printer is converting prospects into business builders as they create their new reality; my battleship is under construction and leaving port soon.
Today’s dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow’s success and my enthusiasm, brightness and laughter produce a harvest of sales and a granary of gold for me because I control my mind I control my destiny which is to be the greatest salesman in the world! But does it stop there…NO! Whatever our minds can conceive we can achieve. The question is are you a true believer? It takes belief first because if you have no faith then you are an vessel full of holes; your seeds fall through the bottom. Faith is the soil the seeds of our future self grows in. What are you growing? Be diligent, guard your heart…from your heart erupts the thoughts that are the seeds we will be growing and the check we put on our emotions. We are what we think about all day long…focus, focus, focus! Put it under the magnifying glass, look closer, believe bigger and look through the windshield to the new you, you are becoming. Looking in the rear view mirror is to look at a mirage of your old self; the husk of skin you’ve shed away…death.
When you sit on the summit, looking down at the multitude, feel the gratitude that you are no longer one of the herd and cry out to God in gratitude for His many blessings. Be the beacon to turn the herd toward the light; let there be change, let there be growth and let their gold shine through; the summit is for everybody willing to do the work.
THE RUNWAY’S LIT!
Wow! Wow! Wow! I just saw a movie named: “Same Kind of Different As Me” and it was based on a true story…even better! It has MKE all over it. If you decide to watch this movie make sure you watch all the way past the end to hear what the homeless man has to say…”You have to give to get.”
Holy Moly when you are on the right track God sends you signs, a roadmap; it’s as if you were flying into an airport and all the lights, lighting up the runways are jumbled, and then as you make your decent your runway is the only one with lights on and you can’t miss…it’s a fait accompli! The movie was about lights: “When you light the path of another you also light your own.”…give more, get more but your heart has to be pure in the giving.
The interesting thing is that I went in to rent a movie, of which there were ample copies a week before, and they didn’t have it. I saw this movie on the shelf and was drawn to it but I had to go through the motions of checking every new release just to be compelled to pick up this most amazing movie; it was meant for me!
This is a story of love, priorities mismanaged, love lost, redemption and the work to regain a woman’s heart, a heart for those that couldn’t help themselves and by the way they were wealthy folks. Debbie wasn’t touched by money she was a Godly woman that had a servant’s heart. She had dreams about a man and met Denver at a homeless shelter where she served and had her husband, Ron, serve as his mea culpa for his infidelity. The story of these three people’s unlikely friendship is an example of the healing power of love and forgiveness.
This is a beautiful story that checks off so many MKE boxes it should be on next year’s movies not to miss!
Love Trumps All
Dr Love! Sounds like a blues singer but no it is actually a PhD in special education, author of the book: “Love” and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia. He was known as a cheerleader for life…always choose life! And he was a huge hugger!
Leo said, “Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.” Isn’t that what we are here for…making the world a better place?
Leo’s rule: “People first and things second.”…correct priorities.
“You have the choice. You can choose joy over despair, happiness over tears, actions over apathy, growth over stagnation.”
“Life is our greatest possession and love it’s greatest affirmation.”
Fear, hurt feelings, anger, guilt and unworthiness can never be allowed to drag us down because that isn’t choosing life. Love is the highest choice and the only one that can overcome all the negatives in life.