Why should we be grateful to be alive when there are struggles and suffering? I’ve always been the kind who wondered and tried to make sense of life.
The same way that one of you dear readers, Heavylines have asked, this question is one of the many that I asked myself too. Gratitude. Really? Even on so called “bad” days and my struggles?
Of course for the life of me, my old (pessimistic, cynical, melancholic, overly critical and complaining) self couldn’t understand.
The idea was just so ridiculously absurd. I knew I had to get to the bottom of understanding why suffering and struggles happen in the first place.
Do you know those difficult, rude or really mean people in our lives? Well believe it or not they are part of our Soul Contract.
By this I mean that before we’re born into this lifetime, we may not recall this at all but our soul has created an agreement with other souls about the kind of lessons that we need to learn.
This is so we can evolve into our higher self. Unless we learn the lesson we’re supposed to learn from these people, it seems these kinds of people will keep showing up into our life or the next lifetime.
Although that part is already meant to happen, we all still have the power of choice to face and learn from these people.
Only then do we stop being a victim to how others treat us. We become the higher self that we are supposed to be.
Remember how I told you about the Immutable Universal Laws? Some of these clarify why struggles and sufferings exist.
The Law of Cause and Effect explains that most of our struggles and sufferings are because of the consequences of our actions.
Every thought, feeling, words we speak and actions we do either good or bad always comes back to us.
When we subconsciously operate in fear, anger, pain, sadness, jealousy, weakness, victimhood, apathy and all the negativity, more circumstances like these will keep happening.
Sadly, even the innocent and good people become the receiving end of such. Our negativity hurts us and the good people around us too because we are all one.
We are connected to one another as the Law of Oneness puts it.
The Law of Rhythm shows that just like the seasons change, we experience struggles and hardships because we go through phases of growth.
There will be times that things seem to fall apart. This is necessary as a turning point to make positive changes in our lives. It pushes us to look hard into ourselves and still keep moving despite our hardships.
All these struggles and sufferings are temporary as long as we decide to overcome them. We come out stronger and wiser than ever.
The Law of Polarity also plays a part where our struggles and sufferings need to exist.
By having experiences we dislike, we would know the kind of life we really desire. It helps us have a clear and solid focus of what we truly want our lives to be.
What about war, crimes, natural disasters, diseases, birth defects, oppression and dark spirit possession kind of struggles and suffering?
These are all consequences of all our sins. All, meaning the sin of the entire mankind in general. Our sins kept us cursed and condemned with struggling, suffering and death.
At the same time these struggles and sufferings are tests of faith for those who believe in God. Struggles and sufferings also happen for non believers to see and learn to rely on God’s saving grace.
How can we lessen the struggles and sufferings? List these difficult people and circumstances in your life and write down what lesson you need to learn from these.
Apply these life lessons when circumstances come up. Forgive these people and circumstances. Send these difficult people unconditional love and light from a distance.
When you start to think and feel negatively, replace them with positive thoughts and feelings.
Choose to act with kindness. Immerse yourself in positive music, books, movies, tv shows and positive people. Focus on being grateful.
Take a break or do more things that you enjoy. Love yourself more by eating healthier, sleeping better, appreciating your simple accomplishments and treating yourself with kindness.
Write a vision of the life of your dreams. Create a plan and simple tasks you can do to achieve them. Keep acting on your dreams. Celebrate your simple successes.
Reflect on your sins. Repent and pray for forgiveness. Stop committing sins as much as possible. Do more good things and spend time to know God.
Grow in faith and deep relationship with God.
Understanding the reason for all the struggles and suffering, why be grateful of being alive?
Being alive simply means we have a fighting chance to change our circumstances.
We learn to become powerful creators of the life we desire and help others become one too. The fact that we are breathing means God through Jesus Christ saved us and paid for our sins so we can live freely.
We live because we are loved, supported, accepted and protected. We are worthy of being saved from sin. We are meant to be part of something bigger.
Being alive shows that we have already won the battle of life even before it started. All the struggles and sufferings mean growth and transformation into our higher self.
Instead of being angry at God, ourselves and the world, instead of hating life and refusing to live, instead of playing the victim and pitying ourselves and everything, why not set and take actions to make things better?
Wonderful breakthroughs come when we surpass beyond our breakdowns. Just take positive actions and keep at it, we are never alone.
We have an Infinite God (Source Energy, Divine Creator or Life Source) guardian angels and spirit guides looking after us.
So what’s there to fear and worry about doing good things and being positive? God (the Universe) always has your back.
Everything happens for you. Use these experiences to live the life of your dreams. No matter the outcome, there’s nothing to lose but greater lessons to gain.
With self growth comes happiness, great health, love, peace and abundance.
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Have you ever asked why circumstances are happening? I do. A lot. I asked why me? I wonder so much about life.
I wished there’s a school that actually taught about figuring out what life is about and how to really live it.
I’ve always tried to find the answers but couldn’t find any. Maybe I haven’t looked at life hard enough or even reflected on myself that much.
I’m the kind who always needed reasons for most things.
Lately I was going through family conflicts, financial struggles and health issues. On my way to the doctor, I prayed and sent bright white light to everyone at home.
I was searching for answers. I suddenly got the urge to drop by the grocery store.
So I did and as I got in the music played: (*sings in my best Mariah Carey voice*)“Look inside you and be strong, and you’ll finally see the truth, that the hero lies in you.”
I knew it was meant for me. I cried a bit because I’m so lost. I don’t know how I’d be strong but sure enough I know that the Universe is telling me that I’m the only one who can save myself.
I took on my self development journey because by working on myself, I could save others.
By the time I got to the hospital, I stopped by the chapel. I finally asked God, I may not know or understand why things are happening but I trust and leave everything to you.
Few days later, I came across a powerful video that changed my perspective about life on a deeper level.
My favorite Spiritual Mindset Coach Kathrin Zenkina taught about these 12 Spiritual Laws.
I was so enlightened! I know the Universe led me to watch her Coffee Chat video that day.
I just knew she was sent to share this wisdom and it resonated to my current situation. Instantly I saw my circumstances with a deeper understanding.
She explained each Spiritual Law clearly. I just have to take notes. I asked her if I could share her Coffee chat video on my Facebook wall and write about it in my blog.
I was so thrilled that Kathrin approved of my request.
If ever you’ve had enough wondering about life. It’s about time that you learn and live accordingly to these Universal Laws.
I call these Universal and immutable because these applies to how everything in the Universe operates continuously. It never stops. Here’s what they are:
1.Law of Attraction.
The thoughts, words and feelings we think, say and feel magnetize the things, people and circumstances to us. It is possible for us to set intention to the Universe and get our desires!
When we train ourselves to positively think, say and feel accordingly towards our desires, the Universe cannot help but give you all your desires.
2.Law of Correspondence.
Our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. When we change our inner world with positive self-talk and belief systems, our outer reality follows.
3.Law of Cause and Effect.
This is also mostly known as the Law of Karma. Anything that we do comes back to us.
4.Law of Relativity.
Our journey is going to be filled with challenges that are necessary for us to grow into our highest good.
All of these challenges can only make us grow depending on how we see it.
We have a choice to see ourselves as a victim or a survivor. We respond accordingly to the meaning we give our situation.
Often times we seem to make a big fuss about simple thing or overanalyze more than what the actual situation is.
We all have a blind side. We can’t see the good in our challenges because we’re in it.
The only way to gain perspective is to step back from the situation.
Stepping back allows us objectively find a solution, let go of things beyond our control and have control over ourselves.
5. Law of Oneness.
All of us and God are one. We share God’s divine power to create our desires into reality.
The success of others means we can succeed. All the good possibilities of others can be ours too.
Being happy, supportive and excited for others’ happiness and breakthroughs make us more open to having a good life for ourselves.
6. Law of Rhythm.
As the saying goes, there is a time for everything. Know that things happen at the right time. Just as the seasons change, we should go with the flow.
There will be times when we get stuck or sick or tired, it only means we need to rest, slow down or just have fun.
Once we’re refreshed and inspiration hits, we make the most of it. We need to surrender to the times we need to rest so we can flourish and harvest the fruits of our efforts.
7. Law of Polarity.
Opposites like good and bad exist. These help us gain clarity of our desires. When things doesn’t seem to go well, strive to still be grateful.
It opens our eyes to be really sure of what we really want our lives to be.
8. Law of Gender.
Everyone has a feminine and masculine energy. Psychoanalyst Carl Jung described the Female energy among men as the Anima (being relational and caring of others) while the Masculine energy in women as Animus (Reasoning-oriented).
Female energy is all about receiving and alignment with our goals. Masculine energy is focused on action and giving. Using both energies with balance allows us to achieve more of the life we desire.
9. Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy.
The higher vibration of positivity and happiness we have, the more all the low vibrations around us are consumed.
We can uplift others just by being happy, encouraging and compassionate.
Our high vibrations are powerful in changing our life. As much as possible, our moods and belief system should remain unfazed or shaken by negativity.
10. Law of Action.
This is taking inspired action towards our desired life. All the things we want will materialize physically as long as we take inspired actions to receive it.
How do you know if you’re taking inspired action? If it feels easy and natural for you. If doing the task makes you feel good about yourself.
11.Law of Vibration.
We are vibrational beings and so is everything. We are all made up of tiny atoms constantly vibrating.
The way we are always emitting, transferring and receiving frequency, we can use these to match our desires energetically.
We can do this by constantly feeling the feelings of already having what we want.
12. Law of Compensation.
Blessings overflow more freely to us in many ways when we are more giving and helpful without expectations of getting something out of it in return.
The positive connections, relationship and value we share with others are never in vain.
Surely, the Universe finds a way to multiply our blessings back to us at the right time.
Applying these Laws into our live is bound to create an amazing life for us.
We may not wrap our minds into it right away, but once we figure it out, we will see life in a better light.
As we change our mindset, our reality of happiness, abundance, health, peace and love follows.
I find peace knowing I am in control of my inner world and that God, the Universe always always supports me in every way.
Which Universal Law resonates with you? Let’s exchange thoughts in the comments.
I find so much hope in great things ahead upon knowing these 12 Universal Laws. I really wish it gave you hope too.
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Have you ever had a sudden surge of emotions, so intense, you don’t even know what to do with it and why?
I felt that way many times before. I have always been one to love solitude. Aaah the freedom to just be and breathe. I’d be this happy and relaxed introvert after a long period of alone time.
Every time I’d be around people I get a whirlwind of feelings from tired, angry, sad or anxious. I get headaches too.
I just wanted to get away from it all. I’d get a sense if people are real to me or telling lies. I couldn’t stand conflicts, loud noise, horror or news.
All these years I just discovered I’m an Empath. (Yes there are people like that, who knew?!)
An Empath is someone who feels and absorbs the emotions and energies of people around them.
Sometimes it’s too much that it makes me cry for some reason I don’t know. Only to find out someone in my proximity is carrying intense sadness.
I felt so exhausted and angry out of nowhere too. It’s as if I’m feeling the weight of the world in my shoulders. I wanted to shut off completely.
I know there’s got to be a way to stop all this from affecting me. All I want to be is happy and have a happy life – to make God and others happy.
In my happiness journey, I’ve become mindful of the energy I choose to be around with.
I’ve been very grateful of every single blessing. I focused my thoughts on my blessings, positivity and my blog.
With all the effort and enjoyment that I’m going through in my happiness journey, I felt so alone and misunderstood.
It was to the extent that others would project all sorts of negativity. It was too much.
The negativity of people that seeped through me took a toll on me a day before my birthday.
Thank God for technology, I reached out to amazing women who shared positive and protective vibes for me. I was touched by the love and support they’ve given.
A kind-hearted woman, Evelyn offered me a 1 hour Theta Healing session as a birthday gift. I was in tears of joy that someone would thought of giving me a gift.
It was the first time I heard of Theta healing, I was curious and willing to heal back to my happy self again.
So I fought over my shyness and sent her a message. She allowed me to set an appointment. My heart is filled with joy as I write this. I didn’t have a grand birthday party.
I do have my inner celebration of myself and gratitude though. My gratitude brought me simple gifts like popcorn, pizza, J.Co doughnuts and a thousand cash gift cheque. They were simple and I’m so thankful for all of them.
But best of all, I was looking forward to receive her Theta Healing gift. I could sense something good about it.
Also, it isn’t everyday that I receive such a wonderful one of a kind gift. I was quite embarrassed that I wasn’t able to show up at 8:00 pm because my child held my hands and kept me away from my phone. I guess my little one wants her mom all to herself.
It was so kind of Evelyn to call me on messenger once my child fell asleep. We started the Theta Healing session.
She asked me to drink water and relax. I asked if there’d be any side effect. I was told it would be spiritual crisis or spiritual healing.
Some people may become grouchy because they’re adjusting to the positive changes in me.
Evelyn asked me permission for each part of the healing. She removed any wayward spirits, spiritual attachment and soul fragments that were making me tired and sad.
All of these were removed and sent back to the Creator. She also balanced my energy.
I felt a tickling sensation at the top of my head. Like something being removed on a few strands of my hair. It made me smile.
She told me to take deep breaths. Evelyn surrounded me in a bright white light of protection. I began to feel lighter and lighter. I felt happier and happier.
Evelyn also did a body scan. She told me something was sitting in my head. I asked if it could be my anxiety towards child safety and money. She began to heal this by releasing these fears into the light.
The fears were replaced with money being an unlimited resource. She gave me assurance that my child and I are always safe.
I find Evelyn very fun to speak with and she made me feel comfortable around her.
She also asked if there’s any pressure on me to have another child. She affirmed to me that it’s okay to enjoy my little one and my body as it is.
I received affirmation that the next baby will arrive at the perfect time.
She could tell my hips need alignment and recommended me to do some hips alignment exercise. She said I have a healthy body over all.
I was so glad to know I’m in good health. She advised me to be grateful of every situation and write on my journal the things that I am going through.
I was so happy and all the exhaustion I have been feeling were gone. She advised me to always vibrate higher with the highest vibration- love. She told me positive shifts are going to happen.
True enough, my hubby’s become more productive at work, I’m much happier and strongly protected from others’ energies, an extra 2 thousand cash suddenly appeared in my wallet (I swear our budget was almost used up well for the month), my little one got a new dress, I sleep much better, I’m becoming more well adjusted to being a mom and my family life is becoming more peaceful.
I’m just very grateful.
Evelyn healed me back to happiness. I’m so grateful to her beyond words. She made my birthday the best one ever. I dedicate this article to her and for me to remember my first Theta Healing experience.
I couldn’t state enough how important it is to heal ourselves to achieve lasting happiness. We owe it to ourselves to be free from things which no longer serve us.
Just like me, you are so worthy of Self love and healing. I highly recommend you to book an appointment with Evelyn for your Theta Healing.
I used to believe Birthdays is just a typical day. The only difference is that a person is born on that certain day.
Being the Introvert that I am, I used to feel awkward about getting too much attention to myself especially when I get birthday greetings. I’m weird like that I know.
Deep down I felt like I wasn’t worthy and that I’m nothing special.
I thought having attention to myself would take away from others.
Well, fast forward to this year, thank heavens something shifted within me. It had everything to do with being a mom.
With all the chores and caring for family, I kind of lost who I am. The exhaustion left me feeling empty, trapped, sad and angry.
I decided to go on a self development journey. Ever since then I finally learned to love, care, accept, honor and respect myself.
I realized how important Birthdays are most especially my own. It is a celebration of life. It is gratitude for myself and for all that I’ve been through.
Birthday food and gifts wouldn’t matter to me if people aren’t as nice and respectful every day.
Hey, a tired mom needs kindness too you know. I value kindness, respect, love, support, generosity and encouragement more than these things.
So I fully celebrated my birthday this 2018! Since my birthday falls under the same date as the National Disc Jockey day, I played Hanson music all day while I reminisced my blissful journey.
Come join me on my trip down memory lane.
All these years I have become a:
As a child, I’ve always looked at the world with wonder and curiosity. I had my head looking up at the clouds.
I’d stare at the glimmering moon and stars. I’m fascinated by the feel of cold water. I wondered how things happen and why.
I’d be mostly by myself having such wandering thoughts and amazement. My fascination about life got higher especially when I learned how to read when I became 5 years old.
So I became a bookworm – I read science books, story books and had fun with coloring books.
The library and bookstores are paradise to me.
2.Poet. I wrote my first poetry about a clock when I was 12 years old. It had rhymes in 2 verses.
I published my first poetry book online last year. It was one of the highlights of successes I had!
Just the feeling of publishing it is so blissfully fulfilling for me. My very first masterpiece brought to life.
Traveling is always a beautiful experience. I started travelling at 12 years old.
Dad took us on a tour to Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. We had business class flights and a master suite.
Indonesia is almost like home because the climate was similar. It has rich and colorful sculptures.
Australia has awesome ambiance and wildlife. People were very friendly, the weather’s great. I love the Kangaroos and Koalas.
Singapore is soooo unbelievably clean! I find the Merlion interesting.
Hong Kong seems like a busy place. It has great shopping malls. Mom tagged me along to America when I graduated High School.
We stayed at my aunt in Los Angeles for a month. It’s cold! We visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, Queen Mary, Las Vegas and Arizona. I fell in love with their Cheesecake and pizza.
It was love at first sight! – especially Taylor Hanson. I came across Hanson’s first music video “MMmbop.”
They sound really good and I couldn’t get enough of their songs. My bedroom walls were plastered with posters of them.
I had their albums on cd and cassette tapes. I would listen to them all day. I’d watch my Hanson video every birthday I had. It always completed my day.
5. Soprano 1.
I auditioned to be part of our chorale in College. The vocal trainor classified my voice as Soprano 1.
Been singing the high note melodies along with fellow Sopranos, Tenors and Altos.
We had our concert when I lost my voice for a while.0_o’ As the curtains raised, my voice came back. I was able to sing.
I started keeping a journal at 17. I’d pour my heart and soul in it. I wrote more than I could speak.
I’d use some sort of an ambiguous or ambivalent words. So I’d be the only one who’d know what it meant. Writing always made me feel better.
I kept my first blog at 19. It was called “Soul of Irony and Bliss.” It was like an online journal with mysterious poetic writing style into it.
I wrote about love. I wrote movie reviews about “Hurtlocker,” “Sweet November” and the “Lake House.”
I became a News Writer for our College School paper at 18. I tried out as a News writer for our College journal and got in!
I was so happy. It was my first time to see my work published.
I climbed up the Editorial Ladder and became a Features writer. I learned to write in Features style.Since I had to interview people, it helped me overcome my shyness.
The best part of being part of the Editorial Board is to have my own column or section where I write my opinion as an article. My column was called Spotlight.
A year after, I stepped up as Managing Editor. I managed the publishing funds and edited articles.
I wrote critic views about studying and an inspirational about Happiness in Individualism.
As a College senior, I took over as an Editor-in-Chief at 21. I managed to handle a group of writers, artists, photographers and editorial board.
We successfully published 4 newspapers and a literary folio.
Right after graduation, I became an online Research Writer. I worked at home for 2 years.
I got the 3rd place Savant Writer title for writing the most number of pages. I won a cash incentive of P10,000.
It was such an honor for me that my hard work paid off.
7. 3rd place Dean’s Lister.
After a heart break, I kept studying. There was so much to do.
I was reading chapters of books on all my major subjects ahead of time, reviewing the current topics of each and writing my written and verbal report too.
I was so busy. To my surprise, I made it to the top honorable students.
Maintaining an above 90% grade on major subjects is challenging. I needed to study hard to stay as a Psychology student.
Graduating with a Psychology degree gave me a great sense of accomplishment.
And yet, I allow myself to be silly, weird and crazy brilliant even. Because, why not? Just kidding.
9. Young and Independent Professional.
I went out into the world after 2 years as a home based Research writer. I landed a job in the Outsourcing field.
It enhanced my English communication skills and professional work attitude.
I moved in my own place. I did chores for myself and managed my finances. Freedom is so blissful! I get to do anything I want!
I watched movies and read books all day. I ate any food I want. I munched on Lays and watched Gintama on my rest days.
I read manga too. These always relaxed and made me laugh.
I get to shop clothes, branded perfume and make up. I’d party out with my best friend.
We’d dance away and watch bands play music. I listened to indie bands perform Rock Metal music. The genre took my stress and angst away.
I became business minded and took on business trainings after work.
10. Up levelled Professional.
I tried out for a promotion at work just for fun. I thought about how God sent Moses to speak to the Pharaohs to free the slaves.
I walked into the interview room filled with God appointed confidence I never knew I had.
Everyone knew I’d pass until it was officially announced. So there I was – a Quality Analyst Apprentice. Conducting audits, making reports and attending audit sessions.
At the same time I was automatically assumed into being a Resolution Specialist. Handling 2nd level concerns. Working for 7 years outside of Writing taught me to be stronger and diligent.
It took me 3 months to heal from Caesarian birth operation. My best day was when I succeeded breastfeeding my baby.
It was a special bonding moment for me and my child. I treasure them so much.
12. An Awakened Spiritual and Self Development seeker.
I decided to fix my mindset and finances towards positivity, self-love, happiness, well being and abundance. I learned about Law of Attraction on a deeper level.
I am still learning more about Crystals, Meditation, Chakras, Akashic Records, Reiki, Theta Healing, Paleidian healing, Intuition, Angel numbers, Spirit animals and Spirit Guides. All these knowledge inspires me to be a better version of myself.
13. Professional Blogger.
I built this blog and named it The Rising Bliss. I have been writing blog posts on it consistently once a week.
It kept me happy. I am able to reach out to people and serve the world with my passion.
14. Graphic Designer.
I have been editing and designing graphics for my blog posts, Instagram and Pinterest. It feels so great to create colorful masterpieces.
It was an incredible journey looking at my life. I am filled with gratitude for it and the people around me.
As I was reflecting on my life, I felt an inner bliss. Guess what? Blessings came pouring right away!
My hubby bought me my favorite snack! Popcorn! (Yes, I’m easy to please like that.) I got a thousand cash gift cheque too. My older brother came home with a box of Cheesy Lava Pizza just for me.
I’m so thankful. My eldest brother cooked a delicious Spaghetti and Spring rolls too. Our family friend gave me a box of J.Co doughnuts.
I received tons of greetings and well wishes on Facebook messenger, personal messages and text messages. I was so overwhelmingly happy!
Best of all, I received my first Theta healing. Are you curious just yet? Watch out for my next post about it!
All of these happened because this was the only day I allowed myself to shine the brightest. It is my birthday gift for myself.
The Universe supported me by showering me with massive love, happiness and birthday food.
I wrote my life journey to remind me of who I am and who I can be.
Best of all, to inspire you to celebrate your simple and grand successes in life. We are all amazing.
We can create amazing things for ourselves and serve the world. It all starts with loving ourselves.
Self Love is crucial to harness your power to give more. Keep loving who you are, even more so on days it feels quite difficult.
Listen to your body. Give it what it needs even for just a little while. This way you wouldn’t run out of love to share.
Thank you for reading all the way here. I am humbled by all the support.
I thought of you guys and it made me smile to have such wonderful people to connect with.
I love you and wish you all the great things in life.
Any birthday wishes for me? Please comment, like and share.
I’ll be here serving you with weekly inspiration, happiness and positivity.
If ever you’re wondering about these things, I’m here to share some enlightenment with you.
Flashback to 3,000 BC, the first hat appeared on a mural of a tomb in Thebes. A man on the mural wore a straw hat.
Since then hats are worn for different reasons – protection, social status and religious rites.
Hats have evolved as part of fashion and self-expression.
The National Hat Day has become a holiday every January 15.
No one knows who started this holiday for hats. Even so, I still love National Hat Day anyway.
Why wouldn’t I? I love hats! I’m a hat person (No pun-intended). Wearing comfy, cute and stylish hats make me happy.
Are you a hat-lover too? Who’s with me? Raise your hats! Join me in this hat filled moment.
Here’s the deal, the National Hat Day is for wearing hats! So take out your fancy, cute, rare, weird or crazy hats out of the closet.
Wear them all throughout the day and have different hats for every selfie.
You can go as far as having a groupfie with all of your friends or loved ones wearing hats.
Maybe give hats as a gift or discover your hat style here.
Plot twist on a deeper level, wearing hats on National Hat Day means honoring and being grateful of our head and mind – our consciousness.
Since our head is where the Crown Chakra is, what perfect way to celebrate National Hat day than to activate, balance and cleanse it.
Chakra is a center of swirling energy or energy wheel in our body.
It is the center of bodily process, thoughts and emotions.
The Crown Chakra is the energy center for happiness, trust, positivity, creativity or inspiration, inner self, devotion and Divine connection.
In celebration of National Hat Day, these steps are to activate, balance and cleanse your Crown Chakra:
1.Put your Mozart on.
Listen to Classical music by Mozart. Studies proved that classical music increases intelligence and creativity.
Under a powerful microscope or tool, frozen water exposed to such genre turned into snowflake like structures.
True enough, I wrote more poetry and finished writing my first Fantasy novel while Mozart’s music played in the background.
Listening to his classical pieces helps to activate your Crown Chakra with creative inspiration.
2. Live out your Artsy-ness.
Do some coloring or painting. You can also look at beautiful masterpieces in an Art Gallery or Art website.
This activates your Crown Chakra by increasing creativity and happiness.
3. Bookworm your way to inspiration and self development.
Read books like “The Secret,” “The Magic,” and “The Power” (Rhonda Byrnes), “ChickenSoup for the Soul” (Jack Canfield), The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey) and “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” (T.Harv Eker).
This will activate your Crown Chakra with wisdom.
4. Splash in some Violet in your Style.
Wear a violet hat, clothes or shoes. This is the color of the Crown Chakra. Wearing violet helps in activating and balancing it.
How do you stay warm during cold months or winter season?
What better time to cuddle than this one.
So the National Cuddle Day was made for this. It is celebrated every January 6.
Even though the person who thought of it wasn’t known, still a huge thanks.
It gave people the excuse to be more expressive of their love through giving and receiving cuddles from the one they love.
The National Cuddle Day is also a good time to be more loving and caring of ourselves.
I’m all for cuddles. I believe in the amazing benefits it has for our well being and happiness.
Here are the 7 blissful tips to have a happy National Cuddle Day.
National Cuddle Day would not be complete without cuddles, of course!
Spend a good 15 to 30 minutes cuddling with your special someone or pet or your baby (if you’re a mom) in bed or on the couch.
Fully enjoy the moment of having the warmth of your loved one around you and in your arms.
Send a lot of loving thoughts to your significant other. Imagine a bright pink light of love surrounding both of you.
Make your loved one feel your love through your cuddles. Bring in so much love and let it flow to your loved one.
Cuddling isn’t just for lovers. It’s also for moms and babies or children. Cuddles are for fur parents and pets too!
Moms can spend their day cuddling with their baby while they nurse them and take care of them all throughout the day.
Fur parents can cuddle their dogs or cats while they’re on the couch watching tv.
We all need physical touch from people we love and are comfy with. Cuddling is a perfect form of physical touch. It makes us feel loved.
The longer time and more often we spend cuddling, the greater effects it has on our well being and happiness.
It helps our brains to release more Oxytocin and Dopamine – the happy hormones.
When Oxytocin flows more in our brain, it makes us have that feel good feeling.
It makes us feel more bonded with our loved ones.
We become healthier because of the immunity boost.
It decreases blood pressure and risks of heart attacks.
The Oxytocin we get from cuddling also eases pain.
We sleep better when we cuddle during bedtime.
Even busts out stress and social anxiety. Cuddling helps us be more optimistic and enhance our outlook in life with positivity.
Breastfeeding moms also produce more milk when they cuddle their babies.
As for the Dopamine increase from all the cuddling, our memory and focus becomes sharper.
Cuddling when we wake up helps us feel energized and more awake.
We become more motivated and creative.
Over all, the pleasure in cuddling is a natural way to instantly feel good.
2. Up your game on Self-love.
The National Cuddle Day is a time for more Self-love as much as for those who are with their significant other.
Never forget to love yourself too. You can give yourself a cuddle emotionally just by embracing who you are unconditionally.
Spend 5 to 10 minutes in the mirror. Smile and look at yourself in the eyes.
Tell yourself with full conviction and feelings: “I am worthy of all the good things in life. I am enough. I am willing to choose happiness and love every day.”
Say this 10 times. Do this when you wake up and before you sleep.
Cuddle with a teddy bear or pillow for a good sleep.
3. Cover up in furries and fuzzies.
If National Cuddle Day falls on your rest day where you don’t have to go to work or school, bring out your furry and fuzzy blankets or comforters.
Get wrapped up in them by yourself, with a pet or your loved one.
Put on some socks and fuzzy slippers too. Cozy.
If you’re going to work or school, you can wear a velvet or fuzzy jacket to stay warm.
4.Warm drinks and food.
Have a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Sip and enjoy the relaxing, warm and sweet taste.
Savor some hot soups too. You can find some healthy yummy soups here.
5.Bathe in Warmth.
Have a quick warm shower or have a warm soak in the bath tub. Let yourself be cuddled in warmth. Breathe in happiness.
Light some Lavender candles.
The warmth and relaxing scent allows you to enjoy the moment with your loved one, pet or just pamper yourself.
Breathe in the moment.
Deep breathe for 5 minutes. Inhale positivity and love.
Exhale negativity and hate.
7. Cuddle Playlist.
Compile your own Cuddle music on your computer, laptop, phone or on Spotify.
Play these songs as you cuddle with your loved one or pet.
You can put these playlist on while you enjoy your warm bath, warm food and drinks, fuzzy slippers or warm clothes or wrapped up in your fuzzy blanket.
Either by yourself, with a loved one or a furry pet companion.
You can try these songs for your Cuddle Music: “All of Me” (John legend),” Just The Way You Are” (Bruno Mars), “Marry Me” (Jason Derulo) “Stay with Me” (Sam Smith), “Make You feel My Love” (Adele) “Thinking out Loud” (Ed Sheeran) “The Scientist” (Coldplay) “You and Me”(Lifehouse). Your Guardian Angel” (The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and “Say” (John Mayer).
National Cuddle Day is so right for being more loving to our loved ones and ourselves.
When we act from love we grow happier and develop into our higher selves.
We become more understanding, patient, caring, generous and helpful.
We become a true being of love. Radiating love helps others become love too.
Just as God made us lovingly out of love, we should always choose love and happiness.
May your National Cuddle Day be filled with blissful love.
How are you going to unleash your cuddle power?
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Are you ready for 2018? How does the coming New Year makes you feel?
The New Year brings me so much hope, excitement, happiness and gratitude. I feel hopeful because the coming year is a brand new start.
This 2018 is a chance to make the best out of life. It is a blank canvass where I can put in colorful moments, wisdom, love and inspiration.
I’m grateful for the New Year because I’m given the opportunity to turn my life into a masterpiece.
This New Year is the perfect time to really become the best version of myself.
It fills me with cheerful anticipation of living the best life that is meant for me.
I know having the best life lets me become more open to receive and share great blessings to everyone.
I’m thankfully trusting, surrendering and expectant of having all of my desires and blessings. And no, it doesn’t make anyone selfish or greedy at all to look forward to greater blessings and graciously receive them.
Learning to become a thankful and good receiver of financial and material abundance can give us more means to be more giving.
We live in an abundant and limitless Universe after all.
I believe being grateful and looking forward to receiving good things is a great way to enjoy life. When we are happy, we are able to make life blissful for others too.
Tony Robbins talked about Primary question and mainly it says, life gives you what you always ask for.
So, are you asking and looking for things which will make you happy and abundant or are you subconsciously looking for events that will piss you off and make you broke?
I’d rather choose to ask and look forward to more blessings.
Change your life story into the reality you’d love.
Simply be more mindful of the primary questions you subconsciously ask about your everyday life.
My dear readers, I have to tell you how I’m filled with happiness this New Year. This is because I have never been more connected to the Universe than ever before.
I know that all my needs and desires are already given. I’m at peace and in full trust that every circumstance happens for my highest good.
I wouldn’t be here serving the world through this happiness and Law of Attraction blog if I haven’t had an emotional breakdown as a new mother.
This New Year just made me cry tears of joy and gratitude, all the days of my entire lifetime I am divinely blessed.
Every single day is a choice to be happy so why not keep choosing happiness for a year? How about choosing to be happy for life? Better yet forever?
Ever wonder why some people are happier than others? Tell you what, it’s not about the material possession, degree, finances, fame or looks.
Happiness has everything to do with a positive mindset.What sets happy, healthy, abundant, successful people apart from others is they are always aligned with positivity, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, love, receiving and giving.
So being the blissful blogger that I am, I’m more than happy to share how you can have a blissful year.
1.Be Real with Yourself.
Take time to really listen and speak to yourself. Wake up and go on a self development journey.
Do this for yourself because you deserve the most epic blissful life ever.
Take time to look at your current life and reinvent it towards your higher best self. What are the positive changes you’re determined to make this coming New Year?
What made you decide to make these changes? How determined are you to follow through these?
Describe your highest best self. How does your best self live? How does he or she act, speak, think and feel like?
What actions are you going to take to be that higher best self?
Do those actions. Start being your best self from now on.
The clearer, specific and time bound you are in answering these, the better chance of following through your self development journey.
You can keep a journal for this to stay aware and mindful of your progress.
Alternatively, you can keep an audio or short video journal or a personal blog.
Write or just talk about everything you’re grateful for, the steps you’ve succeeded doing, things you aim for and lessons learned in certain circumstances.
2.Spark and Spice it Up.
Expand your talents, knowledge and skills. Learning something new makes life more exciting, productive and meaningful.
Fill up your life with good experiences.
Keep busy and make no space for negativity.
Find something positive that peaks your interest and lights you up.
Try a new online game, art craft, language, cuisine, musical instrument, writing style, fashion, healthy diet, exercise, dance genre, yoga, meditation, running, metaphysics, travel locations, cooking, read inspiring self development books, knitting, crocheting, sewing, graphic designing, music mixing, photography, blogging, web design, watch insightful or fun movies and tv shows.
Mix and match these new skills and create something unique. Squeeze in 10 minutes or more trying out these positive hobbies.
After developing talents, skills and knowledge, now what?
Time to give back. Use these newly acquired gifts to help out others. Volunteer or turn these skills into a money making part time gig or business.
Either as a host, dj, event organizer, costume designer, dance or work out instructor, freelance writer, events photographer or musical performer.
Having expertise to share helps you find purpose.Serving that purpose is a life well lived with happiness.
3.Reinvent Yourself with a New Year’s Resolution.
Turn that wishful thinking into a self challenge for fun!
Just an example, if you intend to save more money as your New Year’s resolution, be specific on the amount of money you want to save by the end of the year.
Decide on where you will use the money you will save up. List 5 steps you can do to achieve it.
Set up a reward for yourself when you achieve your goal. You can think of a name for your resolution like “Money Saving Challenge.”
Every day or every week, you can create a live video, blog or post a photo status on your Facebook, Instagram or other social media you have.
Show up for yourself and post the action you’ve taken to save money. Even better if you can create a Facebook group.
Have your like-minded positive friends and family to join in on the challenge.
This will help you be more accountable in keeping your New Year’s resolution.
You end up richer, fulfilled and you get to keep a memory of the challenge you’ve completed.
Whenever it feels like you just want to give up and be your old less happy and less abundant self, see yourself succeeding.
Really feel thankful and happy for fulfilling your New Year’s resolution.
Rest for just one day and pick yourself up again. Carry on with your Money Saving Challenge.
Read biographies of successful people and watch inspiring videos like Kathrin Zenkina, Tony Robbins, Gabriel (Gabby Bernstein) and Abraham Hicks.
Succeeding with your resolution only sets you up to really changing your life for greater things.
This New Year, you deserve to look back with pride, happiness, gratitude and fulfillment. You’ve made it this far.
Be thankful and celebrate all your blessings and winnings – simple and grand.
Give yourself a congratulatory hug, a victory pose or maybe a victory dance? By yourself, maybe?
I know I would. I’m silly, fun, weird and happy like that.
Forgive the past and let go. Move on with more space for greater blessings than you can ever imagine.
2017 has been my life changing turning point towards my dreams.
Thank you to all of you, for being a part of my life through this blog.
I’m leaving you with this inspiring song to affirm yourself everyday.
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What do you wish to have this coming New Year?
How are you going to achieve them?
I’d love to know in the comments. I’ll share mine too.
Love, lots of Well Wishes and Awesome New Year Cheers,