Fear Not!

Fear itself is not the impediment to your joyful life. But, fear is pointing at the impediment to your joyful life. And just as the feeling of fear is within you, the impediment is within you also.

 

Abraham Hicks

 

Fear is a tricky word.  It can be an impediment just as it can be a blessing.  Fear can hold you back or if you choose it can also move you forward.  What are you afraid of?

Failure?

 

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There is no failure.  There are only lessons to learn.  
Even death isn’t a failure.  Because there is no death.  There is only transition.

You leave on state, the physical and transition to the spiritual, to the ethereal.  And even that state is temporary until we become living flesh again.  The failures we THINK we’ve seen are only lessons to learn in our next incarnation.  There is no reason to fear…

….ANYTHING!

 

Sometimes, as the image above suggests, you have to trust but IF you stray off the “trust” path, you may be fearful at first, however you may just find a new path and discover something about yourself you didn’t know.  Fear can hold you back but it can also move you forward if you release it and step out of your comfort zone.

 

And remember:
There is nothing to fear.
There is no failure.  Only challenges and lessons to learn.

 

Fear is a word that you can dismiss from your lexicon if you’re strong enough.

 

Remember, fear only rears it ugly head when we look too far into the future, when we forecast, when we start to think what happens tomorrow, next week, next year.  How do we stay joyful?  By staying in the present moment.  Nothing bad can happen in the present moment.

 

Stop forecasting!
Stop focusing on the future!

 

Finding it challenging to stay in the present moment?  When I have trouble doing that I meditate.  

–Meditating is an excellent way to get centered and stay centered.
–Meditating can knock the fear out of you, can knock it to kingdom come, can knock it out of the ballpark.  Fear is just a word.  You can knock that word of your lexicon.

 

Fear not!

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end

What Are You Grateful For?

Seeing as we are in November, it’s that time of year to ask what we are grateful for.  And Being Grateful is a HUGE part of Law of Attraction.  I’m sure you’ve seen the memes going around in November suggesting that the month is the Thankful Month.  As I walked home from downtown last week, I went through everything I could think of that I’m grateful for and the funny thing is that everything I thought of initially began as a challenge.  That in itself is something that I’m grateful for.

 

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I can generally see that what are initially obstacles, that what at first blush seem like a negative event usually turns golden if we wait long enough.  You only have to read my column Phone Call to the Future to see how that example turned out.  Look at where I live:

I’m a five minute walk from work.  I’m a five minute walk to get downtown.  

 

Seeing as I can’t drive on the highway, it’s yet another example of The Divine looking out for me.  I’m beyond grateful to my Aunt Bet who became my Fairy Godmother.

 

I’m grateful that I now understand that our emotional storms happen when they happen to clear away the debris that we no longer need.  EVERY time I THINK something negative has occurred in my life, be it a break up, be it financial, be it something more long term I ALWAYS see something positive come out of the negative experience.  Living through the turmoil of the early 1970s put me on the path to owning my condo in Madison.

 

But, you say.  Look at how long you had to wait.  I understand.  I only lived through three years of turmoil to get a lifetime reward, though.  36 months is nothing when you compare it to your entire lifetime.

 

The two things I’m MOST thankful for then our:
First, my Aunt Bet because as I said in Fairy Godmother, she provided me the security of a home in Madison.

Second, the fact that I live within five minutes of downtown.

 

What are you grateful for?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Law of Attraction Is A Practice

Law of Attraction than acquiring THINGS.
Law of Attraction is more than asking for THINGS.

 

Law of Attraction (LoA) is a practice.  It’s a way to live your life.  It’s God, Spirituality and Faith all wrapped up in one.  All you have to do is look at the basic tenets of LoA to see this is true:
–Ask and ye shall receive.
–Be thankful when you receive.

 

These are both Biblical tenets as well.  I sincerely believe that Law of Attraction is a branch from the same tree that is Faith.  Law of Attraction is more than receiving things you want.  It’s how I live my life now.

Something else LoA has taught me is that if you are in a negative place and you do nothing to extract yourself from that place, that’s what will show up.  Wake up in a sour mood and do nothing to remove yourself from that place?  Then you’ll find things to keep you in that place.

 

That’s why it’s called Law of ATTRACTION!  You attract what you believe.  You attract what you seek.  Isn’t it easier to simply pivot?  Alright.  So sometimes we all have challenges that are difficult to bounce back from.  The trick is not to stay in that place.  Move on, pivot.  Remove yourself as quickly as possible.  I generally wallow for one day.  Although there are times when something has happened in my life where the wallowing goes on for a longer period of time.  I understand now though that this only brings about more wallowing.  I see more things to be upset about.  Sometimes no matter how I much I do my best to get out that emotional quicksand, the more I fight, the more stuck I get.  I should just let go, but sometimes I simply can’t.  When those times happen in anyone’s life, it is important to recognize that you are wallowing for too long and look for outside help, whether that comes in the experience of a friend, a counselor, whatever.  If you can’t escape the turmoil that is threatening your well-being then it is up to you to seek the help you need.

 

Law of Attraction has helped me become a more positive person, a person of deeper faith.  It can help you too if you allow the tenets of LoA to wrap themselves around you.  If you’re having a difficult time with it, start small.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Focus on the Positive

Rather than trying to monitor your thoughts, we encourage that you simply pay attention to how you are feeling. For if you should choose a thought that is not in harmony with the way that broader, older, wiser, loving Inner Being part of you sees it, you will feel the discord; and then you can easily redirect your thought to something that feels better and, therefore, serves you better.

 

Abraham Hicks

This is SORT of a bridge to last week’s Thoughts Become Your Reality

When I started writing Wisdom and Life, I planned on the blog being solely focused on Law of Attraction.  As I discovered more about Law of Attraction, (LoA) I realized from MY point of view that LoA was simply another path to faith, to God.  Once that realization struck, my original path diverted and I started writing about how my faith in God helped me navigate the challenges I faced as I grew up.

 

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Law of Attraction has helped me understand that if as Abraham Hicks says above:
You pay attention to how you are feeling and choose to the better feeling.  If you focus on feeling positive, then as I’ve said here many times before, those positive feelings will flow to you, negating the negative emotions that will try to get in.

 

In other words:
Stay positive and more positive will greet you.
Stay negative and more negative will greet you.

 

In the face of a challenge, focus on the positive in the challenge.  There is ALWAYS something positive to take away from a challenge.  You only have to look for it.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

Thoughts Become Your Reality

Remember that your thoughts are the primary cause of everything. So when you think a sustained thought it is immediately sent out into the Universe. That thought magnetically attaches itself to the like frequency, and then within seconds sends the reading of that frequency back to you through your feelings. Put another way, your feelings are communicated back to you from the Universe, telling you what frequency you are currently on. Your feelings are your frequency feedback mechanism!”

 

Jack Canfield

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Jack Canfield grew popular from his Chicken Soup books.  He played a role in the Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret.  In one part of the movie, Canfield recalls

I said okay, I want to make $100,000 in the next calendar year.  Now at that time I had a job as a school teacher, and I was making $8,000 a year, so that would be twelve times my income in one year.  I didn’t see how I could do that; they don’t pay teachers extra if they do a good job. But he said set the goal anyway and let’s see what happens. So the technique I was using was to visualize every day having $100,000.  I made a $100,000 bill by taking a hundred dollar bill and using a projection screen, projecting it up onto a flip chart, so it was larger, then I traced it and added three zeros to it so it looked like $100,000.  It was large, about three feet by two feet, and I put it up on the ceiling above my bed.  So every morning I’d wake up, I’d see the hundred thousand dollar bill, and I’d say my affirmation: “God is my unlimited supply.  May large sums of money come to me quickly and easily under the grace of God, for the highest good of all concerned. I am easily earning, saving, and investing a $100,000 a year.”

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This story is also in Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret

 

In the end, Jack didn’t make the $100,000.  He fell JUST short.  But that wasn’t the idea.  The idea is to set a goal, pursue it with all your heart and keep pushing toward it.  Keep your thoughts centered on that goal, because as those of us who follow Law of Attraction know:
Watch your thoughts.  They become your reality.

 

–Keep your thoughts positive and you’ll find more positivity flowing in your direction.
–Set a goal and (an outrageous goal if you desire) as Jack Canfield says:
–Set a goal so outrageous that when it comes to fruition, you’ll understand that it was your faith in seeing it accomplished and nothing else.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Thriving

The best you can do for anyone is to thrive fully and be willing to explain to anyone who asks how it is that you are thriving, and what it is that you’ve discovered—and then, just relax and trust that all truly is well.

 

Abraham Hicks

I’m circling back to a topic that is important to my wellbeing:
How is it that you continue to project such a positive outlook when events in your life conspire to bring you to your knees? is a question that many people ask me.

 

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My answer?
–Faith in the knowledge that whatever happens is SUPPOSED to happen.
–Following the knowledge that Law of Attraction has taught me:
that life can only get better when we dwell on the positive, when we focus on what’s good in our lives.  Centering on the positive aspects of what’s happening, will bring more of that into your life.

 

–I’m thriving because Law of Attraction strengthened my faith.  I discovered that Law of Attraction is simply another path to deepening my spirituality.
–Law of Attraction has helped me maintain my positive outlook, understanding that what I emit into the world will echo back.  If I project positivity, that’s what I will see reflected back.  Having discovered that, I do my best to continually be in a positive place.

 

–I’m thriving because I understand that life is meant to be lived and it is all about moving forward.
–I’m thriving because I understand that the Divine always has my back, that were it not for my faith I would NOT be here today.
–I’m thriving because I understand that there are no bad things that happen.

 

Many people see things as black or white, good or bad.
There is no good.
There is no bad.

 

Everything that happens in our lives is a lesson to help us move forward.
Everything that happens is always for the greatest good.

 

So when people ask how I can project such a positive outlook when in their eyes things look bleak, my answer is:
Things are never bleak.  Yes, sometimes I falter.  Sometimes life trips me up. However, because I’ve been following Law of Attraction for some time now and because it has moved my faith in a stronger direction I understand that life will balance out and that today’s lesson will help move me forward to tomorrow’s plan.

 

You can get there too.  It takes work to open your eyes, to remove those spiritual blinders, as I’m also fond of saying here at Wisdom and Life.  But once you take them off you will see things you never thought possible.

 

God is all around us.  You don’t have to attend a ceremonial weekly event to see HIM, to hear HIM.  You only have to seek HIM out.  Start by looking small.

 

Why am I thriving?
It is because my faith is stronger than my weakness.  That’s what it comes down too.
You can get there too.  Just find whatever brings you strength.  And start small.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Wayne Dyer

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Wayne Dyer transitioned on August 29.  He was 75.  After discovering Law of Attraction through Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, I quickly realized there was much more to this new worldview I became involved in, that it wasn’t all about how to acquire THINGS.  Law of Attraction is so much more.  Law of Attraction is a way of life, one I practice every day and Wayne Dyer became one of the first people I found after being introduced to The Secret.

 

I knew the name Wayne Dyer from years earlier, having heard it related to his book:
Your Erroneous Zones

 

This was well before Dyer became established in the Law of Attraction movement, but even at the time of writing that book you could clearly see the seeds were being sown for what he would later develop into.  He became my go to guy.  After discovering Wayne Dyer I went through the bulk of his back catalog, reading most of his books and watching many of his PBS specials and movies.

The Shift

being the movie that made a lasting impression me; because it was shortly after being introduced to Wayne Dyer.  Shortly after The Shift, I read:
Excuses Begone and that changed my outlook on life.  I wrote about how much that book altered my worldview here:
Be Happy!  Be Well

 

I think one of the reasons Wayne Dyer left such an impression on me is because he was the first individual I discovered after finding Law of Attraction.  He will be greatly missed.  But he is needed elsewhere now.

 

And he will be back.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Your Happiness Depends On You

Tell everyone you know: “My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else responsibility for the way you feel — and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.

 

Abraham Hicks

 

This has been a process.  Taken me many years to comprehend and as with all processes, it is a constant challenge to stay on course.  I run into the wall, however as I’m fond of saying at Wisdom and Life, I’m now more adept at seeing that wall and sometimes, more times than not now, I’m able to walk around the wall.  In the end, Abraham Hicks is correct:
No one can MAKE you feel anything that you don’t allow in.
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When one first starts to change their worldview,
When one first decides to stop letting someone or something affect their vibration, they can struggle because it is new to them.  They won’t know the steps.  They will feel they are doing something wrong.

 

Stop!
You’re NOT doing ANYTHING wrong.  Don’t let that emotional storm in your gut determine what you’re doing is right or wrong.  Your happiness is what’s important.  Don’t let someone or something else determine how you feel.  When someone lashes out at you for something, many times, they are projecting.  It’s something in them that they are dealing with.  If you can realize this, if you can move beyond the hurt they caused and understand that THEY MUST be hurting too, if you can feel empathy instead of anger, if you can reach out in caring and not in reciprocal hurt your life will change.  You’ll no longer carry that anger inside.  You’ll only feel love and peace.

 

That’s a much better way to feel.  Don’t you think?

 

It’s a process.  However, I’d rather be moving in the direction of feeling positive.
Wouldn’t you?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

All Is Truly Well

If you know that all is well, you know all you need to know. And if you know life is supposed to be fun, you know more than almost anybody else knows. And if you know that the way you feel is your indicator of how connected you are to Source, then you know that which only a handful of Deliberate Creators, respective to the total population, really know. The beasts all know it. Your animals know that all is well. Your animals live in the moment. They understand the power of their now. They expect the Universe to yield to them. They don’t worry or fret or conjure or make laws or rules or try to regulate. They are Pure Positive Energy. Your beasts vibrate more on the Energy scale of contentment than of passion. Their desire was set forth from Nonphysical, and continues to be set forth by those, like you, who want Energy balance, who want sustenance. The difference between the beast and the human is that the beast is more general in its intent. The human is usually less blended, usually less allowing of the Energy to flow, but is more specific. And that is why the human is seen to be the Creator while the beast is more the balancer of Energy.

 

Abraham Hicks

 

How often do you feel content?
How often do feel connected?

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What is source?
What does it mean to be connected?

 

If you look at source as the universal power for good, as the power of positive energy then you can clearly see that being connected means being plugged into that energy source.  That source, for me is simply another way of defining the Divine.  It’s just another way of defining God; which is why I’ve always maintained that Law of Attraction (LoA) has served to deepen my faith.  Law of Attraction is so much more than asking for THINGS.  It is so much more than bringing THINGS into your life.

Law of Attraction is a means to an end.
Law of Attraction is a philosophy.
Law of Attraction is a way to live your life.

 

Re-read the above statement from Abraham Hicks and you’ll begin to understand the philosophy behind LoA.  LoA tells us that we can change our thoughts and when we change our thoughts, our entire well-being changes, our well-being will improve.  Simply look at the first line:
If you know that all is well, you know all you need to know.

 

Those of us who are truly steeped in this paradigm understand that all IS well and all will ALWAYS be well.  Even when challenges arise, after they dissipate, we can always find a blessing.  Those of us who know where to look will always find that opened window after a door closes.  That window ALWAYS opens.  Sometimes we have look harder for it.  When you are connected to source, this all becomes rote.

 

Knowing that all is well becomes routine.
Knowing that you will be provided for becomes routine.  It’s just like I said at my column at Wisdom and Life called:
Two Symptoms of Enlightenment:
When we become spiritually enlightened, we lose all our fears, we lose our worry.

 

Where does fear and worry originate from?  Why do we worry?

We worry and fear when we look to the future, correct?
We worry and fear when we don’t know what’s around the next corner.

 

So how do we stop that worry?  How do we halt it in its tracks?
Anyone?

 

Let’s go back a couple of lines here and look at what causes worry:
when we look to the future.

 

So the solution is as Eckhart Tolle says in his quintessential book:
The Power of Now:
Stay in the present moment.

 

That’s how to stay connected to source.
That’s how to feel content.
That’s how to know that all is truly well.

 

How many of us can practice this on a regular basis?

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

Stay In Your Vibration

Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you, and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction—but it does not affect you unless you push against them.

 

Abraham Hicks

 

I’m usually very adept at putting Abraham Hicks motivations into action for myself.  However we all have places where we can improve.  My own is in this realm.  While I understand intellectually that we all vibrate at different levels and in order for something or someone does to get through we have to lower our vibration to their place, it is easier said than done for me to stay at a higher vibration when influenced by negativity.  This is something I constantly need to work on, something I constantly need to improve about myself.  Last week, I mentioned about being sensitive sometimes to my detriment. This is where that thought continually crops up from.  Do I let circumstances and hurt affect me in a way that is harmful to my own psyche?  I know when someone says something or does something hurtful to me, I tend to let it fester.  I used to not stand up and say:
No.  I’m an adult now and I don’t expect to be treated like a child anymore.  This is NOT going to happen anymore.

 

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I’ve become strong enough now emotionally that I CAN stand up and say this.  My heart still flutters when I stand up for myself, but I understand that unless I say something, the negativity will continue eating its way through me.  And the situation won’t get any better because it won’t change.  Most of the time I simply walk away and that feels better too.  That way I’m not feeding the negative energy.  I’m not giving it what it needs.  I like the part of the above statement:
They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction.

 

I see that as truth.  And I also understand that what happens within the person who throws out negativity is hurt and angry themselves and they have to rid themselves of that negative energy.  They haven’t yet reached a place in their lives where they understand that they are only hurting themselves in the long run.

 

See how smart I am now?  Well after the fact, well after the outburst I can clearly see the challenges.  But when someone is in the moment of emotional negativity, it is a COMPLETELY different situation.  What we have to do however, is when we are in that moment, remember everything we know about why this is happening.  If we can do that, we can remain in that higher vibrational plane.  We are safer there; those of us who have reached that place.  How do you feel?  Those of you at that higher vibration?

–Happy?
–Positive?

 

Isn’t that where you want to stay?  Isn’t that where you want to bring everyone who is in turmoil?  The best way to show people the way is NOT to let the negativity in.

 

The next time someone does or says something hurtful, smile at them.  Give them a hug.  And stand back and watch their reaction.  I bet they won’t know what to do.  Stay at your high vibration.  Don’t come down to theirs.

 

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

 

Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

 

We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

 

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