Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and THREE giveaways!

A Double Negative Will Never Make A Positive

You are having a bad day, so you need a treat. You go out for a little 'retail therapy', You deserve it, right?

And while you DO deserve nice things, that little retail therapy session sets your budget back. Whether it's for the week or the entire month, does that little indulgence session end up forcing you to 'rob Peter to pay Paul'?

This is more than just a reflection on avoiding shopping therapy. Let's go a bit deeper. When you are having a bad day, a bad week, even a bad year, what do you turn to? Most importantly WHY?

The retail therapy  no matter what it is you are choosing to buy is to fill a need, a hole, a gap that many times goes way deeper than the instant gratification that your shiny new toy/bauble/gadget/outfit/purse or shoes can possibly provide.

Explore your reactions to the stress and stressors in your life today. What do you immediately think of when under stress? When facing a looming deadline?

Try not to instantly replace the stress you are feeling with an object. If you are angry or stressed out, don't grab a snack, a drink or your credit card. While you may not be somewhere that would allow for a quick workout or tai chi or yoga session, we can all do focused breathing wherever we may find ourselves.

Breathe yourselves back to 'centered' my butterflies and don't ever succumb to allowing stress to lead you to a 'double negative'.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I practice focused breathing and exhale away stress.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

MUST READ ALERT: Gaiam Life, one of my favorite sources of daily inspiration posted a wonderful article that I would love to bring to the attention of Ascending Butterfly Readers.

How to Shift from Ambition to Meaning: Film Preview & QA with Dr. Wayne Dyer

An exclusive interview with the filmmaker and star of The Shift, a new Spiritual Cinema Circle feature film. By Arielle Ford can be found HERE


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ENDS TODAY: Harry Connick Jr 'Your Songs', CD Review and Giveaway!

1 comment:

  1. Great words of inspiration - I totally agree! Love it!