Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010 - Today's Words of Inspiration and Great Giveaways!

Not a 'Resolution' but an 'Evolution'

I wanted  to make yesterday an easy one so those who 'over-celebrated' could get back in the swing of things!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - This is the second day of our 'New Year/New You!' feature. Our focus is a bit different than most. I don't specifically want us to get hung up in 'New Year's Resolutions', let's focus on evolution, on transformation, on gaining control of our thoughts, our emotions and our behaviors so we can then go on to create the goals that most people call resolutions. You can write a list of intentions for yourself until the cows come home, but if you are not vibrationally aligned with those intentions emotionally you cannot make them manifest physically.

How do we 'align' ourselves with our intentions? We have already started along that path with our daily inspirations, these focused breathing excercises you participate in daily are a strong start! Many of you are also keeping gratitude journals, I keep one myself. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude will manifest major change in your life, both emotionally, spiritually and in turn physically! Starting your day with focused breathing and meditations and then affirming a positive intention out loud helps to set the stage for your day. Words are powerful tools. They are the first tool you should reach for in your arsenal of change for 2010. They can also be weapons. Devious ones if you are not careful. Sometimes you can easily ignore the hurtful words that others direct toward you, but your internal dialogue with yourself can be even worse than the insults hurled at you by someone else. Do your words set you up for failure? Do you say things to yourself that you would never even dream of saying to family or friends? We all do it sometimes in the heat of a moment. But some of us do it daily, and that needs to be nipped in the bud.

When you find negative 'self-speak' thoughts creeping in, don't give them power! Never speak them out loud (ex. I am just so stupid,  I can never get things right etc) Instantly speak positive words over yourself. We remember to praise our spouses, our children, our family, our friends, our co-workers, employees, but often-times we forget to give ourselves some of that much needed praise.

You can't be more orgaanized this year if your dialogue about yourself always says I'm so disorganized. You won't lose weight this year if you put yourself down in the mirror each morning. I know this seems laughingly obvious reading it. But it's in the not applying it that most people end up giving up on these goals before the month is over.

Ascending Butterfly won't let you do that! You will find affirmations here and moments of focused breathing meditations to both start and close your day. We want you to recommend affirmations to US! We all want to manifest something uniquely meaningful to us! So write in an affirmation for us to include in the focused breathing section of the daily inspirations and  why that affirmation is so important to you.

Today lets focus on our inner voice, let's respect it's power and learn to hone it. Let's make it work FOR us. If words appear from  deep within today like 'stupid', 'clumsy', 'lazy', 'disorganized', 'ugly', 'fat',  or words like 'Never',  'Can't' or 'won't' you must instantly change them.  I Can, I am Capable, I am creative, etc...

Once you master the inner voice, you will already see major changes in yourself. And you can run with that new found confidence and self esteem and turn your energy to doing it again in another area,  your patterns of behavior. The marriage of the two, changing your internal dialogue to reflect an 'I Can' or an 'I Will' thought set coupled with changing defeatist habits and patterns of behaviors is the start. Mastery in these two  areas allow you the freedom  of extra energy that can NOW be used to work on that list of intentions/resolutions/goals.

A friend recently reminded me that 'The universe doesn't know the difference between a fear and a wish, when you focus on your fears, you make them come true...Change your mindset and not only will 2010 be better, your life on the whole in every area will be better!

Share your resolutions with us. When Resolutions and goal setting takes place in a group, it easier to find others who will become your 'resolution buddy', a source of additional information and motivation who will encourage you  to stay  on track. (The Ascending Butterfly NING Group is a great place to open up these discussions -

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 speak well over myself! My internal dialogue reflects the person I  wish  to put forward today and everyday, I am smart, savvy, organized, and kind; I make powerful decisions for myself'

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!

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Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

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  1. What a wonderful post. I know for me I speak positive everyday....know matter what life may bring. Enjoy each day as though it's your last...Make It Your Day!

    You must believe as well that ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THE LORD!
    Blessings to you my friend!

  2. living joyfully is the secret to my finding my hapiness,everytime i share a smile,open a door for someone or say somting pleasent it not only make someone else feel better but it sure lift my spirts as well!!
    love your site thanks for the postive words.