Day 16 of 23 Gratitude Experiment

When things change in our life, often we have resistance to change. One Universal law is whatever you resist persists in your life. Science is so fascinating when we can apply it to our lives and make it a win win for us all. Understanding many of the Universal Laws in conjunction with spirituality makes your little world a much better place. Doing this 23 day challenge isn’t going to make all of your problems go away. It is an exercise to see that there is a better way of living out there. Not just surviving day to day and not having hope, goodness, fun, love or laughter. It’s about going with the flow, the good, positive flow in our day to day lives to have a more rewarding and fulfilling life.

Writing down what we can be thankful for is more powerful than just saying it. Have you ever noticed when we write down our to do lists more is accomplished rather than just trying to remember it? How often have you lost or misplaced your to do list and then found it a week or two later and most of it was done? Same with goals. Writing them down we are more likely to achieve the goal set out, it is like showing our brain this is written in stone so therefor we are accomplishing this. Same goes for journaling when you are upset and your brain seeing you tear up the piece of paper or burning the paper, you are sending a signal that it is over. What was troubling you is there no longer, I saw it get torn up so it isn’t in the forefront of my mind any longer, I can release it and let it go.

Change is a good thing. If you think about it nothing in the universe is created nor destroyed it just changes form. Water can be free flowing, frozen and turned into steam. All of that is a change but beneficial in each form for a use. Same goes with our lives, if we learn to embrace, go with the flow of change it to can be beneficial. Life is change, nothing ever stands still. If you have ever been in a room full of kids, we all know that is true, none of them can stand still or quiet. Everything is energy, we all vibrate to our own frequency, and something in nature matches that. Radio waves are frequency, we are frequency. Atoms vibrate at different frequency to give us what we see as trees, animals, humans, tables and toys. We hear at different frequencies, some better than others. Our hearts have their own brain and emit it’s own frequency. A lot of our “cures” come from the rainforests or oceans, nature feeds us and in turn we should take care of nature.

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics…. Albert Einstein

For day 16 find some quiet time and meditate some. Even if it is just for 5 minutes. Try to turn off your brain and find the passion inside of yourself again. Focus on the gratitude or love feeling for 5 minutes. See if you can do it. Set your alarm for 5 minutes, think of nothing but that feeling, feel it and focus all your heart and mind on it. :)

 

Day 15 of 23 Gratitude Challenge

For most of us by the time half way point rolls around we begin to taper off. I had the following article pop up in my inbox this morning and what an amazing reminder for all of us.

A letter from Einstein to his daughter: about the Universal Force which is LOVE

When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world.  I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below.  There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to.  It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us.

This universal force is LOVE. When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe they forgot the most powerful unseen force.

Love is light, that enlightens those who give and receive it.  Love is gravity, because it makes some people feel attracted to others.

Love is power, because it multiplies the best we have, and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness.  Love unfolds and reveals.

For love we live and die.  Love is God and God is Love.

This force explains everything and gives meaning to life.  This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will.

To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation.

If instead of E =MC2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.  After the failure of humanity in the use and control of other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy….

If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.  Perhaps we are not ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the plant.

However each individual carries within them a small abut powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.  When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, deal Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because live is the quintessence of life.

I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart, which has quietly beaten for you all my life.  Maybe it’s to late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and thanks to you I have reached the ultimate answer.

Your father Albert Einstien

reposted from: https://suedreamwalker,wordpress.com/2015/04/15/a-letter-from-albert-einstein-to-his-daughter-about-the-universal-force-which-is-love/

 

Day 10 of 23 the Explanation of Expectations

Have you ever tried to attempt to read or study physics? Just the laws of physics can often leave you with more questions than answers. But I think I actually got one of the messages last night. It was about what we know as “time” the definition of time is not what we think it is. But I am going to explain a different aspect of the experiment instead of trying to explain that “time” really doesn’t exist in the manner we know it.

Scientists did a double atom split experiment to see how it behaves when one nothing is introduced in the experiment and two if a partition is introduced how it would travel would the atom just simply go around the partition or would it split into two? This is where our gratitude experiment comes into play too. Our thought is like this single atom they are experimenting with. What the scientists found, observation and expectation actually changed the course this atom would take. So like our thoughts, our expectations are actually what is controlling our outer world and how it behaves.

Imagine you have a ball in the center of a box. You have a cameras on each side of the ball where the partition is to capture which way the atom will go. The action of putting up the cameras made the atom split and go in both directions. (this is where you get more questions than answers when looking into the study of physics). You are already expecting the atom to go a certain way and want to capture the “proof” of it. Same thing with our own thoughts and expectations about a certain outcome. If we continue to think we will get negative results such as never getting ahead in bills, feeling hopeless, feeling defeated than you have already expected more of the same thing in your future. You are predicting your future with expectations, regardless if that is the way you want it or not.

What does all of this mean today? It means unless we can educate our brain in a way that it understands to make our thinking patterns more healthy then we will continue to go about life down the same paths. It does take work sometimes to have better in life but it is all worth it. Keep up with your gratitude journal. Now on this 10th day I would like for you to go one step further. Start a new page and begin with “I am so happy and grateful now that I have…” You are making a prediction, and expectation for something you want to have it in the now. Make a huge list if you want. Start adding this to your daily practice of being grateful. Your brain doesn’t realize you don’t have it right now. That movie screen you keep replaying negativity on needs to have a new movie playing. Begin to expect things to go better than they have been. Expect better situations for yourself, don’t settle any more. :)

much love to you all

 

Day 9 of 23 Gratitude Experiment

Imagine your thoughts are drops of water. Over time like a leaky facet those small drops create an incredibly big body of water.  At first those droplets are a small puddle, then it may grow into a pond, as you continue to think those same thoughts over and over again you will have a lake then an ocean. If your thoughts are positive you want to swim in big beautiful sea of positivity. If they are negative you can drown in a sea of negativity, not ever being able to catch your breath. Which do you chose to dwell in?

A great example of this is when a friend of mine expressed how upset she was over her husband not noticing she had lost any weight. She had been working out, eating healthier, and lost about 20 pounds thus far. She had gone down a couple of sizes and she was excited. She bounced into the kitchen and said “Do you notice anything different about me?” He replied “NO”. She got upset and explained again what she had been doing, eating better, more water and exercise. His response was still no I really don’t see anything different about you. She felt defeated and angry, here her own husband didn’t even take the time to notice she had been working so hard and there were significant changes in her body. The moral of this story is no he is not an a**. :) It is when we think thoughts about other people (good or bad) we tend to miss the present moment. In his mind he had always thought she was perfect the way she was, she didn’t need to lose any weight to him. She had always gone on some diet in the past and he had just stuck in his head the same thought patterns. He didn’t deviate from his patterns, his thoughts created not seeing a change around him. IF she noticed the difference and felt different that is all she needed. She created a new neural pathway, a healthier lifestyle and that should have been all she needed. When we look outside our selves for validation we can get let down. It’s not personal it is their own thought process about us.

For each of us we should always affirm the positive inside of us, visualize the positive and always expect the positive then our lives will change for the better. Live in the sea of positivity and gratitude. Be thankful for the present moment and create a huge body of water for yourself.

Day 9 of 23 continue with your positivity journal. If you are having off days, remember no one is perfect with this. It is an exercise of the brain to make us more aware of a better way of living. Ask your kids, spouse, boss, friend or loved one to name 5 things they are grateful for today. Spread the joy!!

Day 8 of 23 Gratitude Experiment

Just as the Universal Laws say they will test you when you decide to make a change in your life to make sure this is what you really want. For me it was on Day 7, I kept having the same themes come through all day long. To stay in the negative or look past, dig deep and see I no longer wanted to stay like that. It was a day of affirmation of why I want a better way of living. It happens to all of us, in various forms. I think in church they say “God tests you to make sure this is what you really want.” It did spill over into today but it got much easier and better as the day went on.

What have I learned on Day 8? Day 8 I got to reflect a little more, shift more and prove to myself that living in a negative mind isn’t the way life should or needs to be. I mean wouldn’t you rather feel good most of the time, full of energy and smiling? Rather than going around with a scowl on your face, reliving things that upset you over and over. You concentrate so much on what is wrong or upsetting you miss what is going on right in front of you. Have you ever seen those commercials for depression? Where the person going through it is just miserable and those around him/her are wishing they would acknowledge them in the same room. They are so inside their brain that the life that is going on around them they are missing. I’m not saying good or bad about depression it is a real emotion and very dark. I am referring to our day to day drama we keep going in our movie screen in our mind.

If you haven’t been tested yet good for you!! When you do get tested, keep in mind that it is not real, the events that are showing up for you are what you were thinking of in the past. You want better ones from this day forward, and expressing gratitude and feeling the gratitude are the start points of beautiful things being drawn to you.

 

Day 6 of 23 Gratitude Experiment

The top 10 steps to positive thinking.  A cheat guide :)

1. You are what you focus on. Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in life.

2. Your thoughts DO create your reality

3. Recognize your negative self talk

4. Stop putting yourself down, right now! Be conscious of your thoughts

5. Replace negative self talk with positive affirmations, repeat it to yourself 7 times. For example, you say why did I do that? I’m so *** Immediately catch yourself and say I am smart, I am smart, repeat it 7 times to counteract that negative talk.

6. Expect the best and get better outcomes. Affirm the positive, visualize the positive and expect the positive, your life will change accordingly.

7. Leave the past in the past. It is in the past for a reason

8. Don’t listen to negative people

9. Surround yourself with positive people

10. Being positive is a choice that you can make

Enjoy your day!!!

 

 

Day 5 of 23 Gratitude Experiment

So how is it going? Busting through some of those old beliefs and seeing new things open up in life? Being able to find some things to be grateful for each day? Have you been able to fill up all 23 spaces on your paper? Hopefully more than 23.

Have you had an ongoing battle in your head you have recently noticed? Such as your thoughts are “I will be rich and wealthy one day.” But as you look around you see opposite and your subconscious kicks in with “Rich people are all greedy and cheat others” or “who am I kidding, I live in a small little house, debt up to my ears and feel defeated.”  Well that my friends is that little monkey that sits on your shoulder and is jumping up and down trying to defeat you, pushing you back down so you don’t have hope. What are we to do? When it has been stated the subconscious wins ALMOST every time due to us using only 11% of our conscious mind at any given moment.

Educate yourself in reteaching that monkey on your shoulder. Without the cooperation of the subconscious mind (our monkey) nothing we do on a conscious level will bypass that jumping monkey. It smells the BS we are trying to put into our head. If we can install beliefs that go hand in hand with both subconscious and conscious we can get our results faster. Or if you have an iron will and determination that doesn’t quit that could work too. For example over a period of time you begin to change your lifestyle habits with eating better. You notice a change in how you feel and look. This is easy for both the subconscious and conscious mind to accept. At first the monkey will fight you but taking it day by day for 23 days you will begin to have the monkey on your shoulder accept the changes. When the monkey starts to jump up and down and protest begin with a affirmation. If it is money you want and job success say a mantra that resonates with you. Look them up and find one in the present tense that fits you. Louis Hay has some incredible and catchy phrases you can say to yourself all day long. Saying them over and over means you are using more than the 11% of your consciousness and you are filling your mind with positive thoughts instead of worries, anger, sadness or guilt.

For today look up some mantras or affirmations that fit you. Always say them in the present tense. Write them down over and over. There is so much power in writing, it uses more of our neural pathways and makes it more real for our minds. Look for the good things that happen today too.

 

Beliefs Day 4 of 23

Our beliefs inside of us are so strong, what happens when we actually take the time to question “why do I believe this?” How often do you hear yourself or someone else say “I am the way I am” or “that’s just the way it is” These words spoken show the belief system running through them or us. If you can wrap your mind around our belief system is just someone else’s opinion that we have incorporated into our head. We accepted their word as truth and formed our life around it. We doubt it only if it does not fit into what we are already believing.

If you look outside and it is raining, you might say to yourself “It going to be a bad day because of the rain.” Why does it have to be a bad day? Why can it not just be a wet day? Why can’t you look at it as though the streets needed to be washed, flowers needed watering, trees needed a bath. Heck a free car wash. It is all in your perspective, question the core belief and you will begin to feel uplifted and move into new directions In life.

Another example would be if you were in an abusive relationship. You might have fought their beliefs about you at first, such as you are lazy,  not worth much, dirty, stupid or can’t do things. That is really a reflection of them, they see those qualities deep down about themselves but can’t admit it so they pick on you.  They are the low life’s if you want to label them in your mind. Do you have to adopt their view of you? NO! Why are they taking control of your beliefs about yourself? You are the only one that knows deep down what you are like. Each one of us act different every single day, that is what is beautiful about people. The same is true with the person putting you down, they will change their tune too, one day you will be crap the next day you could be wonderful but we are left with the negative  flavor about ourselves.

What does this have to do with our challenge of gratitude? One of our kids has been in a slump lately. A slippery slope of negative. I watched her all day yesterday and began to see how staying in a negative state can bring about more negative experiences. For example she picked fights with a younger sibling, that in turn brought on the yelling and screaming of the younger on towards her and caused her to cover her ears. It was little things all day long like this that made you think if you would just shift, just begin to see positively in the world around you a lot of this would not be happening. It not only affected her little world but everyone around her. It was a great lesson to see how your emotions, beliefs and core thoughts not only affect you on the inside but it really does spread and affect those around you too. Without her even realizing she was creating a lot of the trouble herself directly and shifting just a little bit her mood and thoughts would bring about a whole new different day.

So keep shifting, keep looking at things to be grateful for today. Expect miracles all day long to happen to you or those you love. When you ask for good things to happen to you ask for those you know as well. If we want a joyous life we must send out joyous thoughts, if we want a prosperous life we must think prosperity. If you want love then think loving thoughts. Whatever we send out mentally, emotionally or verbally it comes back to us in like form. If you need to see this in action for yourself then look around at other people, see their moods and compare. The really happy ones  or blessed ones they have bad days too, they are not perfect, but it is all in how they react to the circumstance that sets them apart. :)

 

Day 3 or 23 Habit Challenge

Day 3 Woo Hoo!! How are you feeling? Has your life changed yet? Just kidding, so many people think well if I do this for a couple of days then things will start changing. :) The same is usually expected of this challenge too.

Did you know it takes 6 months for our DNA to renew itself? Our bones to build a new skeleton every 3 months, our liver to regenerate and be new every 6 weeks, our skin can rebuild itself in a month, our brain can rebuild itself in a year, our blood cleans itself and new cells created every 4 months and the lining in our stomachs rebuilds every 5 days. That is a ton of work our bodies do without even us putting any thought towards it. What would happen if we had to actually put forth the effort every second of the day to put in the work to rebuild each of our body parts consciously. Could you do it? Would some of your body look and feel good and other parts wouldn’t? In a way we already do this, we put on face creams, conditioners for our beautiful, healthy hair, pretty color nail polishes, for some of us we eat healthy and drink plenty of water to nourish our insides. We take vitamins and supplements, I mean we do in a round about way consciously help with the changes in our body.

When we want to lose weight, it takes 4 weeks for improvement to start, we literally have to work out 4 to 5 times a week for 4 weeks for us to notice change. This also goes with if you use protein shakes along with it. You can see drastic results in some people doing shakes and exercise. Then the next 4 weeks (So you are 8 weeks in) others can start to notice changes in your appearance, it’s not until the 12 week mark we see some pretty amazing results. So that is 3 months of work to get outside results!! Why does it take this long? Well reading the above paragraph you are now changing daily habits, this change brings on new and better changes inside the body to work with and results will happen. Give up fast food and grease, you will have great changes going on in the inside of you to show eventually on the outside. We are in such an I want it now mindset our bodies need a little time to bring on the positive changes. Be gentle with yourself, keep your eye on the goal and you will achieve it. Let your body catch up with the exercise and healthy fuel you are NOW deciding to feed it!  Same goes with feeling good, happy and gratitude. You are now changing neural pathways in your brain! You are making new roads in that brain of yours and it takes time to do this.

Think of it this way, your brain has streets in it. Some of those streets we go down constantly making it smooth and paved. The less traveled streets are bumpy, dusty and not clear (you might hit a tree on the path). Until you keep going and going down that less traveled street to make it smooth and paved you will always have those feelings of doubt, wonderment and fear. If you practice what you are afraid of over and over then guess what it’s not scary anymore!

For day 3 I want you to find that renewed sense of happiness, when you get it and feel it, focus on it for just a little bit longer. Keep the feeling inside of you for as long as you can. Do this over and over today. Look for things that start with a certain letter to be thankful about. For example you can start with the letter A or the number 1. All day be aware of those things and notice them when they come into your life and be grateful. :) See if you can hit the 23 mark today on your list.

 

Day 2 of 23 Gratitude Experiment

How did your Day 1 go so far? Were you able to see 23 things to be grateful about?

I did 23 things to be grateful about everyday because it will hopefully begin to open your eyes up to the world around you. From little things to big things it is all amazing what can come into our day with a new perspective.

Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life   Proverbs 4:23

I had some people ask about what to write down. Yes it is 23 things everyday for 23 days. :) It can be what happens to you, celebrating what happens to others that you know. It can be someone you know that got promoted in a MLM company or job. A birthday or anniversary for an acquaintance on social media. The idea is to get into the feeling of gratitude and celebrate all of life’s wins for yourself or other people. The more you feel in your heart, the more will come into your life.

It is always easier to say “oh just be happy” and feeling it is harder we think. For example what if you just had a break up or a death happened. How do you feel anything but sadness? It’s about moving your feelings around in your heart. Don’t fight the feeling, always process those. But to shift momentarily you can find things to be grateful in the moment. Living in the moment is more of what we should practice on a daily basis. When we shift to being grateful we are living in the moment, noticing what is happening right then. That feeling you feel is what you bring more of to yourself.

If you are angry stop and think to yourself and say “Is this what I want to attract more of? Is this kind of stuff I want to keep attracting to myself?” Usually this stops us in our tracks from behaving this way.

For day 2 keep your eyes open for little miracles, good, positive events not only in your life but those around you. Celebrate victories and take note of them. Keep a little notepad with you or notes on your phone to keep up with all the fun things today. :)