A little data on this great game of LIFE and “Raising our VIBES” that we are playing together. Check out this article by Kathy J. Forti http://tinyurl.com/nvch2so
It’s that special time of year where we dust off our goals and make a few New Year’s resolutions for the year to come. Many of us do this with lots of passion and a firm committment, yet more often then not we slip up somewhere along the way, and we are back into the groove of the same old routine that we simply call a “Habit.”
It’s just that. A tried and true, automatic mechanism running our show so we don’t have to. Well, today is the day to try on something new for a change. Stepping into the New Year and creating a NEW YOU, out loud and in community. Creating NEW habits that will support you in creating, manifesting and living a life you LOVE. It’s not always easy to create new habits, but it certainly is WORTH it!
The doors are open to join us and create Your Grandest Visions & Wildest Dreams for 2015, inside of the V.I.B.E. Sacred Circle here at Raised Vibration. You can find out more about it HERE.
Cheers to 2015, a.k.a. Your Best Year Yet!
Perhaps you have developed some awareness of The Law of Attraction and the art of manifesting. You are beginning to understand how the universe and your own vibration work, and you are putting the principles to work to the best of your best ability in your own life. Yet you are still not yet seeing the results you want. When this happens it can be hard to keep the faith in the law of attraction and it can feel very frustrating.
For most people it takes time and practice before they begin to experience manifesting in it’s full glory and realize what they are really capable of. Sadly not everyone makes it and many people give up before they reach that stage. I am here to tell you not to give up! Read on to find out why.
Personal Development is an on-going process. It isn’t that you reach a certain place and that is ‘it’, you’re done, no more growth needed. In fact if we are not growing and expanding we are dying (the same is true in nature, if something is not growing and increasing, it’s dying). However you can certainly create and achieve goals along the way, and these goals can serve as markers and signs of success. Achieving them doesn’t necessarily make us any more happy than we already were day to day. So it is important to also focus on being in the moment, and improving daily, both within yourself, and also in terms of your environment and experiences.
With this in mind we would like to share this week’s ‘Success Story’.
Julie is one of the Vibe Team and she has a powerful story to share, described here in her own words.
“I am sitting here today in France (on an extended trip) with to door open, afternoon sunshine pouring in and the birds tweeting. Later I am working with one of my clients in my new business, which is also my dream career. My husband is out with the dog and he will be back later for a lazy afternoon in the sunshine. I feel blissfully contented. However my life certainly wasn’t always like this.
Prior to joining Raised Vibration (RV) last year I was stuck. And I mean seriously stuck. I had left my city job a few years before due to stress and headed back to the countryside to stay with my Mum. However that combined with a relationship breakup had left me with a serious dent in my confidence. I was working 3 jobs that didn’t pay well, struggling with debts and was exhausted most of the time. While there was nothing wrong with the jobs I was doing, I didn’t really get much fulfillment out of them and they certainly weren’t challenging or stimulating to me.
The one good thing was that I had met my (now) husband, however we were in a rut. Both of us wanted to travel and get out of the daily grind and yet with our financial situation we simply couldn’t see how that was possible. Shortly after joining RV we decided to get married, which we did at the end of last year. By then I had started using the tools in RV and learning about what was really possible when I changed my perception and started to ask a new question like ‘how IS it possible?’ I wrote out my 10, 5, 3 and 1 year visions in RV, and went all the way through the process to my inspired actions. Then I had something concrete to work with (daily actions I could take). I also created some Vibe boards.
Since doing that I have
A) fulfilled my dream to leave my job and come away traveling with my husband. We are currently touring France and Italy and house-sitting.
B) Created a business doing something I love – coaching women – and actually earning money at it (nearly enough to fully support us – watch this space).
C) Manifested the exact 4×4 we desired (I am not good with makes and models, I just asked the universe for a shiny black 4×4!).
D) Manifested the PERFECT house sitting opportunity for myself and my husband, including very specific requirements like a luxury fitted kitchen and bathroom in a beautiful country cottage in France (some pics attached). This came to us in such an unusual way that it cannot be ‘logically’ explained.
E) Completed my first E-book ‘Get the Relationship You Desire’ – it will be on sale very soon.
F) I am now working on growing the business, increasing my wealth and creating some audio training products, as well as working as a Coach for RV.
This all in the space of about 6 months.
I am totally blown away by what we were able to achieve once we got clear and made the decision that it would happen, even though at the time we didn’t know how.
I hope that maybe my story can inspire some people and perhaps it can inspire you if you are feeling stuck. I want you to know that it took me a couple of years to really absorb the principles of the law of attraction and to get how to manifest. It took me even longer to learn how to utilize that knowledge to get actual tangible results, and the work is on-going. However once I started using RV a lot of it fell into place, and the process was speeded up exponentially. This stuff really works if you stay open and use the tools as they are organized in a logical manner.
So I want to say to you, no matter where you are in your journey, don’t give up. Keep the faith. Even if it feels frustrating at times, remember, if I can do it you can too! Keep in mind that I also experienced it ‘not working’ before it did. And I also got frustrated and doubtful at times. But I never gave up.
In the book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napolean Hill there is a quote which says “A winner never quits and a quitter never wins”. Decide which one you are.
Keep making improvements day by day and for goodness sake use all the tools and support available to you through RV. This has been the secret to my success. That and the people I surround myself with.
We hope that Julie’s story inspires you, and we know that you too can begin to manifest your biggest desires in your own life . It starts with a decision.
Feel free to ask your questions and leave your comments in the box below.
Developing Wealth Consciousness is about more than just money. If you are here on this site the chances are you know a little about The Law Of Attraction, however have you ever asked yourself this question ‘Do I really believe, beyond doubt, that I create my own circumstances?’
Most people feel a little uncomfortable when they ask themselves that question, because by default it requires that if you answer ‘Yes’ then you have to take FULL responsibility for your life. And as hard as that may be, there is also GREAT power in it as you move forward, knowing you are a being with the ability to create as you wish.
One of my great teachers David Neagle speaks often about The Law of Polarity. In a nutshell he teaches that everything is created as a whole, it has a top, a bottom, sides and so on. If one side of something exists, then by law the other side of it must exist also. You cannot have the front of the book without the back. You may not be able to SEE the back but you know it is there. So, if you apply that to any circumstance in your life, including wealth, and you are experiencing lack, by law the opposite of that must exist. Abundance must exist. And more than that YOU experiencing abundance is a circumstance that must exist, you just need to shift your awareness so that you can SEE that circumstance.
Just realizing this can open doors.
Developing Your Own Wealth Consciousness
So how is your own wealth consciousness? Do you experience an abundance of wealth inflow into your life? Or perhaps you are experiencing lack right now or even an abundance of debt (Eeek!) and you desire to change this. I have found that this transformational work happens best with small shifts in perspective. That isn’t to say you can’t have a quantum leap in this area – you totally can. However the first step is just to begin to change your awareness. To increase your ‘consciousness’ of abundance.
Start by asking yourself the following questions. They are magical questions that get your mind focused where it needs to be in order to begin creating wealth in your life:
Who could you be WITH plenty of money?
What would it feel like if you never had to worry about money again?
What would you do?
Who and what suffers in your world if you don’t have the money to fulfill your dreams? What about the wider impact you would have made?
A simple shift to help:
It’s about loving yourself. So if you find it hard to imagine having the money, or you just can’t feel the positive emotion around that easily, then instead think of wealth consciousness as developing the value in yourself. As another way to love yourself more.
You also need to check in and see what negative beliefs you may be holding, on a subconscious level, about money and wealthy people. These are likely to be beliefs you inherited from your Parents, Grandparents and the people around you growing up. You will need to release any negative beliefs around money to open the way for it to come to you.
5% of people in the USA earn over $100,000 – will you be one of them? And what amazing things will you do in the world when you are?
This is a fabulous chart and article from Discover Magazine. We often talk about how we are feeling, and seldom do we take the time to really identify where that feeling resides in our body.
Why would we want to know this? By being able to connect the thought pattern with the feeling, and then being able to locate where in our physical body it is located, we have the wonderful opportunity to technically “grasp” that otherwise very intangible emotion. And suddenly, in that moment we actually have control over that emotion, rather then being controlled by it.
It is a pretty powerful thing. And once we have control over it, it no longer has to run on automatic pilot, unless of course we want it to.
So take a minute next time you are feeling an emotion that is running your life, and find out where it lives in your body. Become the observer, and you will experience your true power in that very moment.
Do You Know How To Be Happy?
We all say that we want happiness, and many of us have done the work and written out detailed lists of our desires and plans for the months and years ahead, especially if you are working with the VIBE system tools, so what about when those desires come true? What about when you finally get what you want, are you really ready to receive it?
Often, when our desires manifest they are not quite what we expected, and for many of us we are ‘trained’ not to feel happy and content, no matter how good things get in our lives. We learned to believe in lack and fear from when we were very young and most of our adult lives. Many people have a pattern of focusing on the negative, and it is an internal pattern that keeps us from experiencing joy. Most of us are so ‘programmed’ to experience misery and struggle that it has become normality for us. And so we will experience it no matter what is going on around us, and also we will continue to create circumstances that support those underlying negative beliefs.
Many people they will say what they want, and then they will say that they will be happy once they achieve that specific thing. However they reach their goal and they are still not happy (because it is not about ‘saying‘ it is about ‘being‘). So then they make a new goal… and on and on. This can go on for a lifetime in many cases unless the individual wakes up to what is happening. The reason they are not happy is because they are attaching their happiness to an external thing, rather than working on their internal state.
Happiness is not an external circumstance, it is an internal state.
So I say to you BE HAPPY NOW, regardless of whether you have achieved that goal or whether your external circumstances are perfect. Work on feeling good in the moment and doing the internal work to continue to move towards joy. Don’t be thrown when any ‘negative’ emotions that come up, they are part of the deal too, and are not to be taken too seriously. You can choose to accept and acknowledge them and then move onto joy and happiness quickly, so that you end up spending more time in ‘joy’.
What can you do or say to make yourself feel happy now? What affirmations can you use? What ‘stories’ do you need to tell yourself? What loving words do you need to say to yourself in the mirror? What have you got already to feel appreciative of?
When you have done the work and manifested your desires now is the time to learn to hold still and ‘receive’ gratefully. This can take practice too.
How much happiness will you allow in your life today?
Breathing exercises are one of the many relaxation techniques we can use to manage stress, reduce blood pressure and increase our vibration daily. They are fantastic for health and wellbeing. Many people do not breath properly, meaning the oxygen does not circulate around the body as well as it could. Oxygen is nourishing and essential to the body, helping to fight free radicals and boost your immune system. It can also help you to feel alert.
So OXYGEN = GOOD.
And BREATHING PROPERLY = ESSENTIAL.
One of the ways we can improve our breathing is by using a breathing technique and one of our favorites is color breathing. The added benefit of this breathing exercise is the relaxation it brings. It is often used at the end of Yoga or Pilates classes.
Colors can also be used to help bring balance, with different colors said to evoke and promote different emotions. For example dark red is associated with passion and power, and a deep blue is thought of as calming and relaxing.
Color Breathing Relaxation Technique
- Find somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed and sit comfortably. Ideally you can sit as you would to meditate, however if this is not possible you can sit on a chair with your back straight and your feet planted firmly on the floor. The technique can also be done lying down if you prefer.
- Close your eyes and take a minute to go through each part of your body, making sure that your muscles are relaxed and you are not holding any tension. In particular release your shoulders, however check all of your body.
- Now bring your awareness to your breathing, just listening to the air flowing in and out, not trying to control the breathing at this stage, but just noticing the breath start to slow down as you relax. Stay at this stage until you feel fully relaxed.
- Next breath in slowly through the nose and exhale slowly through the mouth.
- Now with each ‘in’ breath imagine that you are breathing in a relaxing color. Just choose a color that you find relaxing. For most people it is usually a blue, a green or a purple. So with each breath you are breathing in that color. Feel it traveling all around your body, relaxing you as it goes.
- As you exhale imagine you are breathing out the color bright red. Feel this color red leave your body with each ‘out’ breath, and with it you are exhaling any stress or tension that you have built up during the day.
- Continue to do this for several minutes, keeping the eyes closed.
- When you are ready slowly bring your awareness back to your physical surroundings. Start by wiggling your fingers and toes, still with your eyes closed at this stage, and then when you are ready gently open your eyes. When you feel awake again you can stand up.
When you do this color breathing relaxation exercise it will leave you feeling calm, relaxed and ready for the day ahead. It can be done first thing in the morning to set you up for the day, last thing at night to help you relax and wind down, or at any time during the day if you need to de-stress.
NB: If you ever feel dizzy ever while doing the exercise you may have slowed your breathing too much, just go back to breathing normally until you feel better again.
Get out there and BE YOU for all the world to see.
“There is a vitality, a life-force, and energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” ~ Martha Graham
TALENT! What’s YOUR talent? What do you LOVE to do? What are you naturally good at? If we locked you in a closet all day, and you had to be DOING something that made your heart sing, what would that be? LIFE is such a gift. We all don’t have to be Billy Joel to REALIZE our gifts and let them shine on the world. In fact, there is only one Billy Joel. And there is DEFINITELY only ONE YOU! Go be YOU today and ROCK the WORLD!
Everyone’s got their own word for it. Aretha calls it “Rock Steady.” Someone else might call it “Euphoria.” Another might call it “Connected to the Universe.” But whatever you call it, let’s call it what it is (what it is, what it is): the essence of you, humming and purring and V.I.B.E.ing your absolute highest.
How do you get there? Our V.I.B.E. online tools are exactly about helping you do just that. For some people, it’s playing with visualizing in all its forms: drawing, writing, dreaming, meditating, talking. For others it’s getting into the inspired actions: doing stuff that is in total alignment with who we are and what we want, and it feels goooooood.
Some of us find our highest vibration in movement: yoga, running, surfing, or, like everyone on “Soul Train,” dancing.
Maybe your highest vibration can be found in connecting to others: volunteering, being of service, or simply creating and collaborating and having a wonderful, magical time in community.
Only you know your most essential, deleriously happy, euphoric self. Only you can know what gets you there. And if you’re not sure, the tools at http://raisedvibration are a great place to start.
In the meantime, turn your computer speakers up a little higher. Clear the floor. Move your hips from side to side.
You sure you haven’t done this before? : )