Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Breaking the Seal: Inspired Action

I figured if I didn't just go ahead and write a blog post, I might never do it again. Well, I suppose that is unlikely. However, I have been trying to use the Law of Attraction principle of aligning, getting inspired, and then taking action. I had not been feeling inspired to take action. I need to reconcile that with the desire to keep this blog updated on a regular basis.

Also, there has been a lot going on astrologically that has led me to feel very inward. So, I have gone with that. Following the energies. How about you? One of the more basic things seems to have just been the sun in Scorpio. Last night, the sun moved into Sagittarius, and I feel more inspired. I guess I felt inspired sometimes in the past month and a half. But I would get ideas, and then not have the time or inclination to push them this far out into the world.

I have also been considering some shifts in this site. (Some of them being, Manifest Laboratory: Now with more swearing and drinking!) I have been trying to figure out ways to make that happen. (Well, I can figure out the swearing and drinking. I am more thinking about my own domain and a redesign.) I have been ruminating on all of this. And stewing in Plutonic (Scorpio) juices. Perhaps I am pushing out again. Not to mention all the crazy, wonderful, but time-consuming stuff that has been going on with my husband Kevin's writing career. Lots of energy there. (Plan to write more on that later.) At any rate, I am here. That is a start. We'll see where it takes us.

You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter. (My Facebook automatically feeds to my Twitter.) I tend to throw a lot of things up on Facebook b/c I'm a Facebook geek and I'm there most of the time anyway. That is a good place to check in if I ignore the blog for too long.

It's all a work in progress. Or, as Neale Donald Walsch might say, "We're making it all up." Good thing this is a laboratory! A friend today said that I am the intersection of motivation and relaxation. I rather liked that. Seems like inspired action.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dream Achievement


Sometimes it makes sense to just sit back and enjoy the wonderful things you've created. That's how I'm feeling in this moment. Big things have been happening in our lives. I have not been talking about them that much. I've been feeling a little more silent. (Keep meaning to write a post on silence, but it doesn't seem to come out! Ha!)

I just celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary. For some reason, seven seems like a big number. It seems much bigger than six. It seems like a relatively long time to be married. (I know, not long compared to some, but yes long compared to others. It's all relative.) Other than this one, the longest I've been in a relationship with one person was a year. So, seven years of marriage, plus two years of living in sin is pretty impressive.

We are living in the house of our dreams. (It is a work in progress, but still.) We have two wonderful children. We have a cute little dog. We have come pretty far in nine years. I feel, "Aaaaaahhhhhh."

One of our biggest accomplishments is that my husband, Kevin, is now a published writer. It's taken years of hard work. I suppose it didn't have to, if we'd just gotten our thoughts together sooner. But it's been a hill to climb, and we are climbing it together. Oddly, I feel pretty accomplished for his accomplishment. Is this what marriage is about? It feels good.

I guess this is all a reminder to stop and take time to look around you. I imagine you have created a life with wonderful dreams which came true as well. You may not have everything you think you've ever wanted, but the most you notice all the wonders you do have, the more wondrousness you will attract.

The biggest ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh of today is that Kevin's book came out on Amazon today (or yesterday? We're not sure!) This is it. This feels like the big time. This is where we's all happening. It's really just the beginning for him. I feel sometimes like he's been interviewing for this job for seven years and now he just got it. Now he's got it and we're starting from the ground up. But I have faith. We're working from the inside out. We're working on feeling good. We are rendezvousing with an amazing group of people. It's been a fabulous ride and I truly believe it is just going to get fabulouser and fabulouser. (Yes, I'm making up a lot of words this post. I guess that's what happens when I don't write for a while...I forget how!)

So, if you've made it this far in this post, thank you! If you'd like to read Kevin's post on Dream Achievement today, click here. (I lifted the title from him.) If you'd like to check out his book on Amazon (I still can't believe it!), click the photo of the cover below. (Or here.)

And remember to appreciate your ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh moments. (We've also been saying EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! a lot. That's fun too.)

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Optimist Creed by Christian Larson

This was inspiring to me today, so I thought I'd share it. I've read this before, but came upon it today in Joe Vitale's free ebook Attract Money Now.

The Optimist Creed was first published by Christian Larson in 1912. It was adopted (in a shortened version) by Optimist International in 1922.

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Celebration of Results: ROTTEN LITTLE ANIMALS

This post is only slight off topic, but like the good English major I was, I can make anything work.

Kevin Shamel's fabulous new book, ROTTEN LITTLE ANIMALS, is coming out in the end of October.

Click here to learn more about it and call dibs on your signed copy today!

Ok, so that was a bit of a commercial, but here's how it ties in to manifesting. That's my husband's book! And we've been working together for years on his writing career. It's all happening. Of course, he's been working at it a long time (and is incredibly talented if I do say so myself). But the real results began to come when we had some breakthroughs this spring around our thought processes. We really began to practice seeing, thinking, and feeling successful and happy. Now, it still required the work to be done, but it was then much more joyful, productive work. And now there's a book! So exciting.

If you like bizarre fiction at all, check it out!