10 Days to Feel Great!

10 Days to Feel Great!

It’s not always easy to decide what is best or which path to take.

One of Louise Hay’s favorite affirmations is:
Trust in Life. It will bring you all that you need.

Throughout her writings, she reminds us that the key to trusting in Life is to love and accept yourself as you are and to never stop learning.

You can experience peace, trust and joy every day by doing these three simple things:

  1. feel great, hay house world summit 2014Love yourself
  2. Learn continuously
  3. Help others

Wouldn’t you like to feel more…

  • Loved and appreciated
  • Happy and fulfilled
  • Excited about your life
  • Trust that Life will take care of you
  • Worthy and deserving of having all you want
  • Connected to your loved ones
  • Energetic and youthful
  • Supported by the Universe
  • In control of your life

Let’s find out what’s really holding you back from feeling exactly the way you want.

Here’s a quick exercise to help you uncover your hidden beliefs that could be getting in the way of your health and happiness:

Ask: How do I feel about myself?

Write all of your thoughts on paper and read them out loud.

How many were positive?
How many were negative?

Don’t get caught up in judging how many thoughts were negative.  Just being aware of the negative beliefs you hold inside is very powerful!

And you know what’s even more powerful?  Turning all of those negative beliefs into positive statements.

For example, take this negative thought:  “I’ll never make enough money.” 

And try saying this instead: “I always have everything I need.” Or “I always have more than enough.”  Or “I make plenty of money.” Use whichever positive statement resonates with you.

Guess what happens once you change your thoughts and truly love and accept yourself?

Good things start happening because you feel good about yourself.

But, it’s easier said than done, right? It’s often difficult to know how to get started.

We can help you take the first step. The techniques, lessons and insightful new thinking we are sharing this year in the Hay House World Summit is exactly what you need to feel better about yourself and to feel more connected, more loved and more at peace so that you can attract more GOOD into your life!

Even if you don’t have time to listen to every speaker each day, you can choose one speaker or topic that interests you and make the most out of that lesson. You’ll be amazed how much can change just from one lesson!

Register now for the Hay House World Summit and start learning new ways to feel loved, worthy and valuable!

You might be thinking you’ve heard it all already or the World Summit might work for other people, but won’t help you. Guess what? Those are all the types of thoughts you need to be aware of and ask yourself, are these thoughts really true?

We all have unique stories and circumstances that shape our lives, but the path to peace and happiness is always the same: learn, love and help others. It’s really that simple.

Beginning May 31st through June 9th, come along with us for a heart opening journey in discovering new healing methods, exploring your creative side, igniting your passion and feeling better than you ever imagined!

10 Days to Feel Great!  

Hay House World Summit 2014 – Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Hay House World Summit 2014 – Bigger and Better Than Ever!

You won’t believe what Hay House are giving away…for FREE!
Sharing the best with you so you can be your best!

Hay House set out to create the most empowering and memorable online webinar available anywhere in the world!

And they are starting off with a bang with three FREE Bonus Video lessons from the leading experts in healing, forgiveness and manifesting!

Louise Hay, Iyanla Vanzant and Esther Hicks with Dr. Wayne Dyer, speak to the most popular question Hay House was asked during last year’s World Summit: How do I find my truth, my inner ding, my purpose, my calling?

First, Louise Hay and Robert Holden recently sat down for an intimate conversation about the importance of self-love, what they do when they feel discouraged (yes, even Louise gets discouraged from time to time), the power of forgiveness, and how to hear your inner ding. Listen and learn what Louise suggests you do every day – it will definitely surprise you!

Mirror Work, Louise Hay, Robert Holden, Hay House World Summit, Free Bonus Video

Repeat after Louise: Everything I need to know will be revealed to me.

You are the answer and you have the power to heal your life!

This second video is a conscious raising lesson in forgiveness that is sure to make you laugh, dance, say a little “um hmm” and fill your heart and soul with love, love, love!

This isn’t your typical lecture, so prepare to be wowed, inspired and empowered to call upon your wholiness in only the way Iyanla Vanzant can!

Get ready to fill your belly with laughter because Iyanla’s gonna put some lovin’ on you!

Wholiness to the Rescue, Iyanla Vanzant, Hay House World Summit 2014

Can you hear your wholiness? Are you really ready for a shift? Are you willing to forgive everyone, including yourself, for everything in the past even though it’s REALLY REALLY HARD?

If you answered yes, then you are ready for the final, very special, Bonus Video lecture. For the first time ever, Esther Hicks shares the stage with Dr. Wayne Dyer for an evening with Abraham.

Esther, while channeling the wise sages known collectively as Abraham, is asked those high frequency questions we all want answers to! Bask in the pure positive energy between Abraham and Dr. Dyer in this enlightening conversation!

Law of Attraction, Esther Hicks, Abraham Hicks, Wayne Dyer, Hay House World Summit 2014

Caught a little bit of spirit from this powerful duo, didn’t you? It’s time to tap into that higher frequency and get into the flow!

And these are only the bonus videos! These experts know how to heal, forgive and manifest and they are sharing their best with you!

It’s time to fall in love with you, release all resentment and manifest your new, most glorious self!

Watch these videos now and see what else the Hay House World Summit 2014 has to offer HERE

Hay House World Summit 2014 – Bigger and Better Than Ever!

No such thing as a small act of kindness

No such thing as a small act of kindness

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
Scott Adams, Creator Of Dilbert Comic Strip

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“In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”
Brian Tracy, Motivational Author

 

“The best portion of a good man’s life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
William Wordsworth, Poet

No such thing as a small act of kindness

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

In this speech, Kamal Ravikant shares some wisdom on why self-love is really what truly matters in life. He then goes on to talk about the importance of truly loving yourself.

This is a raw, honest, 20-minute video summary of how a highly successful entrepreneur and investor was forced to re-evaluate his life. Kamal beautifully connects the left-brained world of Silicon Valley, with the world of the heart.

love yourself, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, kamal ravikantIn his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Kamal talks about how not loving yourself causes crippling depression, even if the outside world sees someone successful. Kamal goes on to teach how to reconnect with your authentic self, realising what is truly important in life, and how being true to yourself can bring you back to unbreakable success.

Find Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Symptoms are a sign: they help you back on track

Symptoms are a sign: they help you back on track

Symptoms are a signEven positive thinkers go through some tough times, and I don’t mind admitting that I’ve had a pretty crappy several months. Everybody has them, the key to being positive is to think, “So what can I learn from this to help me move forward?”.

My energy level dipped so low, and I have seen and felt this reflected in just about all areas of my life: health, home, finances and personal relationships. I have really beaten myself up even further at times because with all I have learned the last few years, I tell myself I should know better. “It’s easy Di, just keep laughing,” I tell myself, but then the laughing stopped, until I hated myself for feeling so self-pitying.

Many people feel low over the winter months, and I have come to realise by my own experience how much more this can affect people with chronic pain and illness, for whom the cold and dark winter months become so much more isolating.

I have made so much more effort during the summer months to build up my energy levels – eat well, socialise as much as possible, take meditative time out in nature – that it came as a shock to me just how far my energy dipped this winter. I was doing really well until September when, for medical reasons, I lost my driving licence for a few months, which led to me being confined to the house much more than usual. It took some much appreciated effort from my doctor to retrieve it. However, the stress did me no favours and I felt the downward spiral, from which I didn’t recover too well. I have written about these downward and upward spirals previously and how they work in our lives, but even I was really struggling with it this time. My pain levels were sky-rocketing, sleep pattern was non-existent (lots of it but erratic and non-refreshing), and depression was smothering me.

About six weeks ago, just before I went to Spain, I told my doctor I felt I had really lost my grip. I’m fortunate to have a doctor who supports the more holistic and natural methods I have discovered, even if she doesn’t completely understand them. She thought it a good idea to do some blood tests, so I asked if I could have the full lot done, including vitamins, which aren’t routinely tested here in the UK.

On my return from Spain (part of which holiday provided further evidence of my low energy frequency), a letter informed me I needed to contact my doctor about the blood tests. After chatting about my holiday and how I could not get the pain and sleep back to a manageable level, she told me that the blood tests showed me to have severely low iron ferritin and vitamin D levels. I had to have been running low for several months for the levels to become so severe.

The low iron would account for the increased fatigue and low energy, and the low vitamin D would be causing increased pain and many other symptoms. Anyone with fibromyalgia knows that increased everyday pain is not good. By the way, vitamin D is not strictly a vitamin but is a hormone.

This really made sense to me. Not going out so much would deprive my body of natural sunlight which provides the vitamin D. Not shopping for the fresh food that is more available in the summer, and not paying enough attention to dietary requirements, eating much more convenience food over the winter, was depriving my body of much-needed good nutrition, including iron. These are factors which I imagine would affect many people restricted through disability or infirmity. As energy levels dip, it becomes even more difficult to take care of oneself properly, and so the downward spiral begins and propels itself.

Ordinarily, I would listen to these results and say, OK I need to get out in the sunlight and need to do something about my diet. However, I had to recognise I am not strong enough to do that at the moment, and have appreciatively welcomed the intervention prescribed by my doctor of a 3-month supply of iron and vitamin D tablets – a relief to my doctor I believe as she does know my level of reluctance to take medications, as I see many as a band-aid over a deep wound. As a precaution, we’ve also added in some magnesium supplements as that helps the body with absorption of other vital nutrients.

My message here is one of taking notice of the symptoms. Symptoms are not meant to make you stay where you are. Symptoms are a sign that you need to do something different, change direction. They tell you when you are not treating your precious body correctly. If left unnoticed, they can cause permanent damage to the cells of your body, and store up further problems for the future, not only physical damage but emotional damage in the way you start mentally treating your body and mind too with negative thoughts.

Fatigue, pain and low mood are not always something you can cure with positive thinking, and are not to be taken for granted. They should always be checked out. As mine was, your body may be crying out for some loving nourishment.

Personally, I am still a reluctant pill-taker, I believe nature provides everything our bodies need, and we’ve got to feed ourselves properly. However, for the moment, I’m going to stop beating myself up that I should be able to positive-think my way out of it. I’m going to be kind to my mind, as that needs emotional nourishment too.

I am looking forward to feeling physically healthier, and I have given myself a task for this year, to build a collection of some simple recipes, with easily-accessible natural, nutritious ingredients that will fulfil all my dietary requirements to keep me healthy in winters to come, and ensure I go for some time outside, no matter how cold the weather is.

Symptoms are a sign: they help you back on track

Addicted to thinking: how do we break the habit?

Addicted to thinking: how do we break the habit?

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A bird in a tree is talking to a dog on the ground. The bird is really upset and flustered. The dog asks, “What’s wrong?”. The bird flaps it’s wings and says, “Well I’m thinking about what happened yesterday and I’m worried about the future. What should I do?”. The dog replies, “Stop thinking!”.

It is not the situation that causes our pain, it is our thinking about it.

Eckhart Tolle teaches how to be present in the moment in The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (UK). He has recently released his new book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (UK).

Addicted to thinking: how do we break the habit?

Happy Valentine’s Day: a gift from The Art of Love

Happy Valentine’s Day: a gift from The Art of Love

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Happy Valentine’s Day: a gift from The Art of Love

No News Is Good News

No News Is Good News

no news is good news, turn off the news, negative messages, positive thinkingDid you watch the news on television today? Did you hear it on the radio? Did you happen to listen to your favourite talk radio show today? Watch a movie? A soap opera? A ‘reality’ TV show? Read a celebrity gossip magazine? Do you feel good because of it?

What effect do these things have on us in our daily lives? Do they invoke a positive mental attitude? Probably not. The problem with the media in most formats today is that it is comprised of every negative image and idea that exists and is yet to exist.

Even a lot of the comedy shows have a negative message. Why is this?

How do we balance these negative messages in our lives? How do we counter the crap that is being fed to us? Do we immerse ourselves in motivational books and tapes? If not, maybe we should.

The healthy function of our minds is dependent upon input. If the only, or majority, input that we have is negative, our output can tend to be negative as well. Garbage in, garbage out. My grandmother used to warn me that the type of people that I surrounded myself with is the type of person I would become. She was right to a great degree. It is also true that the type of materials to which we expose our minds is the type of thinking that we will practice in our daily lives. Perhaps you question that logic, but let me go on.

When the mainstream media has been confronted in the past about the content of their shows, they claim that just because you watch a violent film, you won’t become violent. This may be true, but as you continuously immerse yourself in violent content, you begin to become numb to the violence itself. You also absorb messages about living in a fearful world.

Such as that is, the more negative the constant input in your life, the harder it becomes to be positive or think positive thoughts. As a creative individual, I often need a bit of inspiration in my daily life. To get this inspiration, I look at other writers work. After a while I am influenced by what I have seen to create my own work.

The same can be said for a positive attitude. If we reach a point in our day when we feel like we can’t go on with our work, sometimes all we need is a bit of inspiration to get back on track. Often this inspiration gives us that “a-ha” moment that we need to get back on the rails.

Now I am not saying that you should have a constant diet of positive attitude books and CD’s. There are other things that can reinforce us in our daily tasks. Aside from personal development materials, there is also the development of our business or our skills. This type of information can be found in books, magazines, on cd, dvd, cassette tapes or the internet.

Often when we learn more about our work and how to do it better, we are more successful at performing necessary tasks. This success in itself is empowering and can lead to a more positive attitude.

I switched off my television several months ago, and it has only been switched on rarely, maybe three times in as many months, if I have heard about a nature or science documentary that sounds interesting to watch. Instead of watching TV, I have read lots of books, worked on my blog and other writing projects, completed internet video courses on promotion and marketing, self-publishing, and setting up a YouTube channel. I have listened to lots of webinars about natural health and wellbeing, and if I have wanted some light entertainment, I have found funny or uplifting films to watch online. I don’t even miss watching TV anymore (I think I shall see about cancelling my TV license and saving some money into the bargain).

In actual fact, during this period of restricting the invitation of negativity into my life, I have found that I have become more sensitive to it when it happens, like it insults my brain and my soul. I would catch snippets of the news on the radio in my car, and would feel the impact on my energy level so much that I have learned to quickly hit the radio knob to OFF when the news comes on, and so far I know I have not missed anything that I really needed to know, nothing that has had any direct influence on my life.

It doesn’t have to be all work and mental stimulation. Stopping watching TV allows you more time to engage in outside activities, like walks in nature, exercise or social groups. When you become more aware of, and focus on and appreciate the beauty and positivity all around you, which was there all the time, you just didn’t notice it, it becomes easier to practise positive thinking.

As we go through our day we should try to be aware of the influences that our surroundings are having on us. We should be careful to monitor the types of input that we are getting and balance it with as much positive material as possible. In doing this not only can we feel better about ourselves and our world, but we will also be more productive and feel happier at the same time.

No News Is Good News

5 Steps To Success In Everything You Do

5 Steps To Success In Everything You Do

5 Steps To Success In Everything You Do, manifest anything you want, achieve prosperity, tony robbins, jk rowling, ralph waldo emerson, thomas edison, bill cosby, goal-setting, consistencyHave you ever felt like you’re on a hamster-wheel; running and running and getting nowhere fast? Have you had a few failures, a few setbacks? I’ll tell you a secret – you’re in company with all the most successful people who ever lived. So how did they go on to succeed? Were they just lucky? No. They realised there was a formula to success.

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling

Every success has these 5 elements in common.

If you follow these 5 steps,you will be well on the way to getting everything you want:

1. What you need first is to have a strong desire. A desire like a fire! Not like a little flame you have to stir to get some heat going. No, you need a strong desire, you must really want to have what you long for. If you want something badly, but you haven’t yet got it, it is your desire that is not strong enough. You must really feel the desire to have it in your bones, in your flesh, in your heart. The desire is the starting point, because without passion nothing can happen.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” – Bill Cosby

2. Now you need to set goals. Why? To know where to go! Without goals your desire will get you nowhere and you will run around in circles like a dog who runs after his own tail. A goal gives you a reason, a purpose. The word goal means to GO ALL the way to get there. Your goal is the direction in which your desire will take you. If you are able to see with your mind’s eye what you want, you will have it. So the more details you see, the more concrete is your mental image, the more likely you will get exactly what you long for. Goals get your energy running. Goals generate the necessary activity to bring you towards the realisation of your dream. A good goal is a statement of what you want, in a positive, clear, concrete way and with emotion. Remember the fire – without emotion, without fire, no outcome! A goal should be written down, to give it more energy, and it should be stated in the present time. You write your goal down as if you have achieved it already. And start to act as if you were already there!

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible” – Tony Robbins

3. You must believe in yourself. You must really be conscious of the fact that you truly deserve to have what you desire and that you are able to get it, that you have everything you need to realise your dream. Yes you can! Maybe you do not know yet how to get there, but believe in the fact that you will learn step-by-step how to do it and that you will be guided on your way by coincidences and synchronicity.

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
– J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

4. A strong desire, a clear positive goal, a strong belief in yourself, what else does it need to make your dreams come true? Positive thinking! The most beautiful dream, the strongest desire and the clearest goal will take you nowhere if you destroy yourself with a negative belief system. If you have this lousy habit of seeing everything black rather than white, of fearing the worst, of expecting bad things to happen, this mindset will bring you what you ask for: black, fear, bad. A positive mindset lifts you up to the level of universal creation and the universe will conspire with you to give you what you long for.

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Consistency. Yes, it is easy to start things. It is easy to quit. But it takes consistency to stay on your road. Did you ever taste the freedom which lies in the fact that, after years and years of practising the same thing, you became an expert in something? With your eyes closed you can answer any question on the subject and produce almost any result you want? You are an expert now because you did the same thing hundreds of times, over and over again. And now you know! What a freedom! Consistency, not giving up, always going on in the same direction, this brings you freedom at last. Why? Because you don’t need to think and to search any more on your subject. It became a habit and you have space free in your mind to learn new, more demanding stuff. Stay on your road, go on and on. Every step will take you to more freedom, happiness and mastery of your life!

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

These are the five crucial steps to succeed in whatever you want. If just one of them is missing, you will fall short of your magnificent potential.

5 Steps To Success In Everything You Do

Knowledge is of two kinds …

Knowledge is of two kinds …

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Knowledge is of two kinds. We either know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.
Dr Samuel Johnson *

In my birthday card at, I think, 9 years of age, when most grandmas would probably be writing something like ‘Happy Birthday, enjoy your party’, the quote above is what my gran wrote in mine. I really loved this quote, and it has stayed with me all my life. I think she adapted it slightly from the original to make it more readable for me, so I remember her exact wording.

I have always lived by this, and never let lack of knowledge prevent me from finding out what I need to know. I loved to visit her, eventually living with her for a few years during my teenage, and always admired her self-built ‘library’ in her house.

I learned to read by the age of 4, before I started school, and could always be found with my head in a book, even if I gave myself nightmares by reading about yetis and spontaneous human combustion in The Unexplained magazines. The love of reading and acquiring knowledge has never left me, and my Kindle (Kindle UK) is as vital a part of me as my arms and legs, a permanent fixture, honestly it goes to my bed and everywhere else with me. Oh the joy of carrying around an entire library wherever I go.

Still, at 88 years of age and living in a nursing home, my gran has a thirst for knowledge, and continues to spend her days reading and writing, although she does get a bit frustrated trying to use her computer. She thinks that because of her struggle to keep up with technology, she may be suffering with dementia, although I always tell her that while she is keeping her brain active as she is, that really can’t happen, and it is understandable with the pace of technology that she may lose track a bit. I completely admire her tenacity in trying.

Of course, when my gran returned to education in the 1960’s, and certainly in Dr Johnson’s day, there was not the internet then, with so much information and knowledge available so readily; one had to go to libraries, and bookstores, or find an expert to learn from, to find information on specific topics, and ‘learning’ was pretty much confined to schools, colleges and universities.

Yesterday, I learned how to build a YouTube channel, and lots of bells and whistles about it, even how to configure for best effect and how to monetise it. Lots of people are making very good incomes from this type of business. I learned this from a free video course I downloaded some time ago, but hadn’t got around to doing it. Sorry I can’t remember where I found it, but if you google ‘free youtube business training’ I’m sure you’ll find it or something similar.

There are so many ways to acquire knowledge these days: books, audiobooks, videos. I love to listen to audiobooks in the bath, in the car, walking round the local park. Learning is no longer a solitary pastime: there are many adult education centres where you get to learn about things you like, from French to flower arranging, and you get to socialise with people who share your interest at the same time. Through the internet you can find many events in your local area, like seminars, networking groups, social groups that share your passion. I find every activity I take part in, leads to acquiring more knowledge, at least one golden nugget, that will stay with me and improve my life in some way.

I found myself appreciating this wonderful world of knowledge and opportunity, thinking fondly of my grandma, and being thankful to be alive in such an amazing age of learning.

If there is something you would love to learn, don’t let thoughts of a lack of knowledge stop you, it is all out there. You will find it if you really want it.

* Full citation below found at http://www.samueljohnson.com/twokinds.html

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we enquire into any subject, the first thing we have to do is to know what books have treated of it. This leads us to look at catalogues, and at the backs of books in libraries.”
— Samuel Johnson (Boswell’s Life of Johnson)

On April 18, 1775, Boswell, Johnson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds were visiting Richard Owen Cambridge, whose villa contained both an impressive art collection and an extensive library. After a quick introduction to Cambridge, Johnson ran to the library to inspect its contents. Johnson’s line above came in response to Cambridge’s questioning him regarding the intensity of his interest in the contents of the library, that he would spend such time examining the books on the shelves.

Knowledge is of two kinds …