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The most powerful act in the world

 

 

 

I came across this quote this morning from Wayne Dyer…

I meditate each day
to increase my awareness of the divine power within me.
Through meditation, I am able to realize
the beauty, grace, and love that directs my life
and fulfills my deepest desires. Start with 5 minutes a day.

And then I remembered…

 

And I thought that an hour sounded like a reeeeeally long time. But then I remembered, ooh yay, the next 21-Day Meditation Challenge with the Chopra Center starts in 10 days, and each meditation is only 15 minutes! Score!

And then I thought, I’d love for all my beautiful Bloggity Blog readers to join me on the journey so we can talk about it! So I decided to put the link here so you can register fo’ free 🙂

CLICK TO REGISTER!

And then I got so excited because ABUNDANCE is one of my favorite topics, and this Meditation Challenge is all about it! It’s called, Creating Abundance!… how perfect 🙂

And THEN, I remembered this OTHER quote from Wayne Dyer…

 

…and I got really amped up about meditating, so I stopped typing, hit PUBLISH, and meditated.

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The sky poking through the clouds: A short story on Perspective

I’m walking the Furry Happiness Guru this morning, and inhaling that beautiful post-rain smell that is few and far between in Sunny San Diego. The clouds are multi-colored, and bits of blue are poking through assuring me that this will pass by the time the rest of this sleepy beach town wakes up from their slumber.

The grass is wet, and so is the sidewalk, which makes Sophie do her funny drunk walk where she bobs and weaves around the wet spots to avoid getting her lady-like paws dampened… I later remind myself she’s a “lady” when she eats some poo along the way, but that’s neither here nor there in this story…

The FHG and I walk happily along, breathing deep/panting, and feeling happy that the heat has lifted in this moment. It’s starting to feel like Fall. What a beautiful morning…

 

Oh, a man is walking my way… I’m still on my kick of saying “Good morning” to everyone I see on our morning walks– not just “Mornin'”, a smile, or a head nod, but a full-eye-contact, smily-eyed “Good Morning” to try to engage in a small moment of positive connection with my fellow OB-tians. Surely he’s enjoying this moment as much as I am, because, look at this place, it’s beautiful! The just-rained smell is better than cookies in the oven, and we’re being served a big plate of delicious right now.

“Good Morning” I say. And before I can make a quick quip about the rain smell, the guy grunts.

“Huh. Nice weather we’re having.”

Record scratch.

What the what?!?

He’s at my back now, and I really wanted to turn around and say, Hey, you grump! Good luck having a nice day when you can’t even appreciate THE RAIN SMELL! What are you, a robot?

But I didn’t. Instead, I looked down at the FHG wagging her tail, playing hopscotch in the puddles, gleefully searching for another piece of poo to enjoy, and just raised my eyebrows while shaking my head, as if to say, “Ah well… that’s perspective for ya.”

 

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The Art of Allowance

“If you have a subject that makes you uncomfortable when you think about it, it means there is strong desire related to it. Which means it really, really, really matters. So finding a way to think about it and feel good is your work.” ~Abraham

This is some goooooooood stuff right here… let’s take a look, shall we?

Say you have some weird feelings about money. You don’t have enough and you want more. Your “inner work” is to find something to feel good about in order to attract more money. If you dwell in that “poor” mentality of “but I don’t have enough money”, you’ll attract more of the same. The feeling of lack you’re sending out attracts more lack. Like attracts like… it’s the Law of Attraction.

So, Karson, how am I supposed to suddenly feel good about the fact that I don’t have enough money? Haven’t you been preaching about truth this past week? If the truth is I’m poor, then I’d be lying to say I’m rich.

My answer to you is, what is rich? You don’t have to start saying you have a lot of money if that’s not true, but chances are you are rich in other areas of life. And if you can get yourself lined up with all the abundance in your life (be it in love, friends, shoes, whatever), you will attract more abundance in ALL forms, including money. 

Your work is to focus on the letting go of resistance so all your desires can flow to you. And if a subject makes you feel uncomfortable or any negative emotion, it is simply a sign from your system that there’s a blockage somewhere. Here’s the good news… you don’t even need to figure out WHAT the blockage IS! You just simply shift your perspective to some element that feels good about it, which softens your resistance and therefore ALLOWS the good stuff to come in!

It’s really not WORK after all… it’s a PROCESS of ALLOWING. You don’t need to force your desires into existence, you just want to ALLOW them to flow to you naturally, which they will if you become a magnet for abundance! And how do you become a master manifester? Simply by appreciating and being grateful at every possible turn. That’s it. Easy peasy and completely in your control.

Your emotions are powerful indicators of your areas of resistance. 

When Sophie (the Furry Happiness Guru) growls or barks, rather than get mad or frustrated with her, I’ve started saying, “Thank you for letting me know something is wrong!” And I act accordingly.

And that’s how I look at my emotions. When I feel angry or shameful, I try to say to myself, “Thank you for letting me know that something is vibrationally out of line here. What can I do to clean it up?” And then I act accordingly. By looking at your emotions as energetic indicators of how in alignment you are, you take control of life and can more easily slip into the vibration of abundance you so seek.

So here’s to the art of allowance!! Enjoy the journey 🙂

*Check out more from Abraham-Hicks in our Happy-U LibraryAsk & It Is Given is one of our absolute faves :)*

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Your Inner GPS

Close your eyes. Wait, don’t close them yet, keep reading first, THEN close them. Imagine someone you love. Bring that person’s vibration right to you, and feel them in your heart. Really bring them energetically present. (Okay, NOW close your peepers and do this. Come on, it’ll only take a second!) You feel that feeling of expansion? That broad, open feeling in your heart? Cool.

Now, think of something you dread. What’s something you just don’t feel like dealing with or are totally bummed about having to do? Feel that feeling? That contracted, closed-down feeling in your chest or your stomach? Great.

Now, take a deep breath, open your mouth and let it go. Clear that energy out of your system.

Then pick up your left hand, and slap it with your right hand. That’s you giving yourself a high-five! Good job 🙂 Thanks for playing…

Okay, so the Law of Expansion states that THAT WHICH EXPANDS US MAKES US HAPPIER. When we learn to identify and trust our own body’s signals, we can make better choices that will better serve our happiness level. This is what we at Happy-U often call your “inner GPS”: if it expands you, it’ll make you happier; if it contracts you, it won’t. Simple as pie! (mmm, pie…)

You can use this exercise for ANY situation: from what meal should you order on the menu to what career choice you should pursue. All it takes is the discipline and trust to stop, close your eyes, and really FEEL what each choice would feel like if you chose it.

But here’s the thing… this ISN’T an intellectual process. This isn’t a “thinking things through” thing. (That’s often what gets us in trouble!) This is vibrational. You have to FEEL it out. Really bring the feeling forth of already having or doing the thing and the NOTICE how you feel. THAT will be your answer.

This process gets easier with practice, so give it a whirl and get going! It’s so empowering to realize the strong sense of direction you have inside of you. And unlike the TomTom GPS, yours (probably) doesn’t have that annoying voice telling you what to do. Score!

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Clipping it Back

When my mom was here last week, she gave me a lesson on gardening. Mom has always had a beautifully green thumb for as long as I remember, and me? Well, let’s just say I’m still learning…

So she showed me how when branches or blooms die, the energy from the roots keeps going to the dead parts. In turn, the entire plant suffers. However, if you clip back the ailing parts, the entire plant can come back to life & prosper because its energy can go to the entire entity, not just the sick part. And voila! You’ve saved your bougainvillea! (or such as it were in my case)

I haven’t stopped thinking about that lesson ever since…

How often do we focus all our attention on the one part of our life (or body or relationship or job) that’s ailing or dead or painful or withered, just to have it suck up all our energy and cause us to suffer?

We need to clip it back.

Energy flows where attention goes. If you focus all your energy on what’s WRONG, the parts that are right fade into the background. If you focus on what’s BLOOMING, you’ll bloom even bigger and brighter than before.

So don’t be afraid. Just shed your dead leaves and focus on the new growth. It’s about moving forward, and really living.

And you were meant to bloom 🙂

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I’m going to skip!

One of my foundation books– or happiness manuals, as I sometimes call them– is Ask & It Is Given by Abraham-Hicks. They are groundbreakers in the realm of manifestation and the Law of Attraction, and their books & workshops have been monumental in my discovery of the power of vibration & the laws of the universe. I subscribe to their daily e-mail, which is always a quote from one of their workshops from the past 10 years, and it almost always strikes something deep inside me. I love their work because it is so clear and functional. It’s not just theoretical, it’s practical. And when I line myself up with their guidance, I truly feel like I’m connected to my highest self.

This was today’s quote, and I just loved it, so I had to pass it on…

I’m going to be happy. I’m going to skip. I’m going to be glad. I’m going to smile a lot. I’m going to be easy. I’m going to count my blessings. I’m going to look for reasons to feel good. I’m going to dig up positive things from the past. I’m going to look for positive things where I stand. I’m going to look for positive things in the future. It is my natural state to be a happy person. It’s natural for me to love and to laugh. This is what is most natural for me. I am a happy person! — Abraham

If you’re interested in learning more about Abraham-Hicks, check out our Happy-U Library 🙂

Have a great day!! XO

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Today I get to…

When you wake up in the morning, you probably start thinking of all things you have to do– your obligations, your to-do lists, your work, your household responsibilities.

What if you started your day saying to yourself “Today, I get to _______” instead of “Today, I have to _____”? One little word change can make all the difference…

For example, when my husband asks me what I’m going to be doing that day, I often find myself saying things like, “Well, I have to walk Sophie, then I have to get to La Jolla to teach a class. I have two coaching calls and I HAVE to get a blog post in there somewhere.” Now please understand, I’m not saying this in any sort of whiney voice or with any perceived negative connotation at all. I’m just noticing the words I use. It’s a habit.

What a change in vibration it would be if instead I said, “Well, I get to walk to the Furry Happiness Guru (subtext: in this beautiful beach town in which I live), then I get to teach a yoga class (subtext: and make a group of people feel better than they did before they saw me). After that, I get to work with two different clients, and help them work toward some amazing goals (subtext: and be a part of someone moving toward a happier, more fulfilling life), and of course, I get to start my day by writing whatever I want in my Bloggity Blog (subtext: because I have created this outlet for myself so I can be creative and silly and thoughtful every day!).

Get the drift?

You can do this no matter WHAT you GET to do today. It just might take a little practice.

The grocery store bagger GETS to brighten a person’s day with a smile. The hotel desk agent GETS to help people create memories on their honeymoons and vacations. The stay-at-home mom GETS to take care of the house for her family. The student writing a paper GETS to expand his mind and focus on moving toward his degree.

Can you try it? What do YOU get to do today?

I bet it’s a lot awesomer than what you HAVE to do today 🙂

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Picture it…

Picture it… San Diego, 2012.

I have just spent 45 minutes completing a near-perfect blog post. A post fuller than usual, making up for the several days off I’ve taken this week. The photos are in place, the BOLD and ITALIC buttons have been put to use in the all the right spots. The jokes are peppered throughout for flavor, and the message is from the heart. All that’s left to do is hit PUBLISH.

Publish. Publish, I said. Ahem, excuse me, MacBook Pro, I said, Publish please.

And then…
Crash. My web-building program disappears and leaves in its place some ugly, colorless box full of codes, telling me it has “unexpectedly quit.” Well at least there’s that… At least it hadn’t pre-meditated this disappearing act. Yet, somehow I am not comforted.

It’s gotta be there… It autosaves, right?? This can’t be, the universe would have put this sweet-ass post in my brain, have me write it, and then rip it from my fingers, would it?

I reboot. I reopen.

The “most recent post” clear as day, is the Curvy Path to Success.

Bastard! That’s the one I wrote on Thursday! About there being highs and lows and not to give up when the lows happen.

Hmm… whoa, is that for me?, I wonder, as I contemplate what would happen if I actually “unexpectedly quit”  holding this laptop and smashed it on the floor.

But within about 5 seconds– I shit you not, only 5 seconds– I was overcome with this sense that THAT had not meant to be my post for the day. There was something else. Something else needed to be heard, and this was how the Universe was gonna let me know. And so I let it go. I let it go faster than I’ve ever done in these kinds of situations before. I didn’t even let that heat creep up in my chest. I contemplated my options (which def included me doing a Lucille-Ball-style grape stomping dance on my computer), but I didn’t get emotionally caught up in them. WHOA! That may be a first… This meditating thing is really working!

So here you have it, the post that was meant to be sent. For whatever the reason. I may still rewrite the original one at some point, but only when it feels right. Because that’s the way this crazy Universe works. And I trust the process 🙂

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Letting Go

When I was a little girl, I had terrible anxiety. There was a phase of my life, around 3rd & 4th grade, when I constantly thought my mom was going to die; it was awful. I wouldn’t want to go to school, and when I did go, I’d make myself so sick I’d have to go to the nurse so she’d call my mom to come get me. Ugh, just thinking about it now brings that feeling back to the pit of my stomach.

I’m not sure why I had such terrible anxiety. It didn’t appear to be founded in anything. As a grown woman now, I can only imagine how horrible that must have been for my mom to witness. That kind of thing breaks your heart…

But eventually how she handled it helped me to heal and get a handle on what I was experiencing… And it’s a tool I still use to self-soothe to this day. It’s so simple– for a child, it should be, right?– but even for a grown-up, sometimes simple is best.

Here it is… Take that fear, that pain, that inner ache. Bring it into your hands. Look at it, cup in your palms, and really sit with it a moment until you’re sure it’s all in there. And then…

 Give it to God. Give it to the Universe. Give it away. 

It’s not yours anymore. 

Ask God to replace that fear with love. 

And now you’ve made the space to receive it.

I’ve found that this technique can be used for anything. Even squeamishness about using the word “God” (which I know a lot of people have), so you can rename it something else. Source. Universe. Angels. Bob. Whatever. Get comfortable with having a relationship with something bigger than you. It’s comforting. It reminds you you’re a child of the Universe, and “someone” bigger, more loving, more powerful, braver, and stronger than you is ALWAYS taking care of you. It feels comfy and cozy in the soul.

I thought of this image this morning as I did a chakra-clearing meditation for myself… I visualized myself cupping my issues and blockages into my palms and watching them float away to the Universe. It felt really good.

And also, my mom is literally flying IN today… So I’ve made some space for HER love. And hugs and comfy coziness, and I can’t wait.

So just try it. Loosen your grip. Set your intention. Allow yourself to be supported by the universal power that buoys us all. And see what you end up making space for 🙂

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The Kite of Contrast

“There is not something you’re supposed to do. There’s not something that you should do. There is only that which you are inspired to do. And how do you get inspired except by the contrast? It’s the life experience that gives you the idea of the desire, and then as you focus upon the desire, the Energy flows.” — Abraham

I love remembering how much I value contrast. When I reflect on the most wonderful things that have ever happened in my life, they were ALL born out of contrast. Here’s how it works…

Something happens in your experience. You either love it and feel inspired by it, or you don’t. If you feel negative emotions toward it, that contrast of feelings causes you to launch a rocket of desire for what you DO want. And you expand. And become clearer about your intentions and dreams. It’s that simple.

Here’s an example. About 5 years ago, I applied for a grant at my job and didn’t get it. I was heart-broken. I had done everything right, and truly felt that I deserved the grant. But it didn’t happen. That disappointment (aka contrast) caused me to really think about what I DID want to feel in my job. I wanted to feel valued. I wanted to have amazing opportunities. Really, I didn’t want to have to rely on others people to determine my worth, so maybe I didn’t really want to work in an environment like that after all. Maybe I wanted to create a different life, where I COULD experience those desires, which were now clearer than ever before. And so that’s what I did. I left my job and moved across the country to San Diego, where I quickly found my life purpose, the man of my dreams, and a life where I get to put my toes in the sand every day.

And I think all the time… What if I had gotten that grant? 

So when things don’t go as I THINK they should go, I remember the winds of contrast. Without them, my kite would never sail. For when the contrast comes, and it always does, I try not to react to it. Instead, I sift my way through the contrast to figure out what it is I REALLY want, and then get my vibration in line with that desire, and it comes. Every time. It is the Law of Attraction at its best 🙂

**If you want to read a life-changing book that is one of my foundational life-guides, read Ask & It Is Given, by Esther & Jerry Hicks. You’ll be glad you did. Now get off your computer and go fly a kite. Have a great day!**

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