The “Desiderata” ways to Awaken A Constantly Happier Life!

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Dream awake passionately. Dream only the best dreams.

Desiderata (coming from Desideratum, meaning something desired) was a poem that stuck to me when I came across it during my Senior high school.

Something about it was fascinating so I kept it as one of my favorite poem. Years later, here I am writing about how it means to me in terms of Happiness.

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Keep an inner stillness and calmness in life. Take time to be aware and realize what really matters to you.

Silence your mind from disruptive distractions like rushing too much and superficial and temporary worldly things.

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Be peaceful with everyone. Always show kindness and respect.

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 Let your values, attitude, accomplishments and good actions speak for you. Give value to others because we all go through struggles that no one knows about.

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Shut off negativity, rudeness, complaining, gossip and senseless noise. These cause irrational fears, limiting beliefs, scarcity mindset, unhappiness, dullness and a victim mentality.

Tune in only to those that lights up the soul with Positivity.

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Comparison kills happiness. It causes anger, anxiety, arrogance, deceit, envy, hatred, jealousy, insecurity and sadness.

It is more constructive to believe that no one is ever really better or less than anyone – just different.

When we go down our high horse and step up from our low ground, we’ll treat ourselves and one another better.

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Screw false modesty. Celebrate little and grand tasks or goals you’ve succeeded. Create a plan to achieve your life goals.

Be excited and have fun completing your tasks towards it.

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Stay passionate, dedicated, focused and determined in your job and goals. These keep you grounded and secure regardless of circumstances.

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Be mindful of sharing your goals only to likeminded people.

Remain quiet about your goals in your dealings with others who may have not awakened to their purpose and life goals yet.

Some may tend to project limiting beliefs, create distractions and discouragement as you improve yourself.

Even so, there’s always a few people who are on the same journey to self development as you and those that help share inspiration. Find people who lights up with you.

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Be honest with who you are. Stay aligned to your values, words, thoughts, feelings and actions.

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Believe that you are worthy of giving and receiving true love. It is the only thing that lasts even when everything else falls apart.

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Accept the wisdom that growing up gives you. Respect the past youthfulness. Leave immaturity behind and be willing to grow.

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Have a strong faith to keep the negativity away. Live meaningfully towards a goal. Remember to love, forgive, value and honor yourself too.

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You are part of life’s grand plan. Embrace your value and worthiness. You are destined to fulfill your life purpose.

It is your birthright to succeed and all the experiences in your life leads you to grow into your higher self for your highest good.

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Know that God is looking after you and will never fail you. Connect, acknowledge and call on this Greater Force to strengthen you.

Stay the course of achieving your goal no matter the odds are.

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Life is always an amazing miracle regardless of how it has been tainted with worldliness and superficiality.

Remember to see the beauty of life and let it fill you with grateful joy. Always look for the good in all things and choose happiness.

That’s it. I agree mostly with how Max Ehrmann,(the poet who wrote Desiderata) stated a Happy and meaningful life. I hope this poem inspired you just as I did.

Other than this, I’d rather regard all people as having kindness and potential for greatness. God told me to love everyone as He loves us all.

To be merciful to those who have hurt me. But that’s another story for one of my upcoming posts.

Which poems are your favorite and why? Would be great to know from you in the comments.

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Happiest Vibes,

Nina

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That One Effective Act that creates greater Happiness and Abundance

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Abundance is everywhere. Photo by krystina rogers on Unsplash

Have you noticed that when our needs and desires are met, we feel happy? And how we have the means to do so is through abundance, Right?

Having greater abundance allows us to have our needs and desires met. It helps us be a blessing to others too.

The truth is, we are meant and so worthy of all the happiness and abundance in the world. Being rich starts with our inner world.

Embracing the inner abundance that we have all along empowers us to live our happiness into reality.

How do we attract abundance and happiness? The secret lies in giving. It is the act of being grateful for all the abundance that we have.

Feeling these and acknowledging our inner abundance attracts more of abundance our way.

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Light up and give back to the world. Photo by Josh Boot on Unsplash

As a stay at home mom, I wanted so much to give and thought about ways to do so. I realized that I have more to give.

I have love to care for my family. I have strength, health and energy to help them with chores. I find a way to cook while I looked after my toddler.

I have time to share and treasure every moment with them. I have a heart that beats with compassion, arms that cuddle my child, eyes that see true happiness, beauty and positivity.

I have great health to do good things. I am able to go after my desires through blogging and part time writing.

I have a mind that thinks deep and brilliant happy thoughts. I have a voice that lets me sing and speak with truth and kindness.

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There is joy in giving. Photo by TheVirtualDenise on Pixabay

I have creative hands that make beautiful masterpieces with my graphic designs. I have a soul that shines with so much light that fills the darkness away.

I realized I am richer knowing I have everything in me to live the best of life.

The key to gaining abundance and feel greater happiness is to start feeling these feelings. It is being gratefully giving.

When I started giving with what I have, blessings came pouring. I was able to manifest having our internet installed again.

Online jobs opportunities started coming up. I earned my dignity back and gained my peace of mind. We have more financial blessings to keep going to church on Sundays.

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Blessings overflow in many ways the more we share them. Photo by Quince media on Pixabay

We get to have more savings. We enjoyed pizza more often. I found new good Christian friends. I’ve found myself back in a deepening loving relationship with Jesus.

I get to access Christian worship songs, Hanson videos and music every day. I tapped into abundance through giving and it has kept me in constant lasting happiness.

I know with God’s grace we will have so much more to give back to others in His perfect time.

The richest are not those that has the most money but the ones who joyfully give, help and share the most.

The ones who love and care for others as much as one loves oneself are immensely abundant.

They act with gratitude, joy love, power and trust that the Universe supplies unlimited abundance to support how they serve and give value to the world.

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Reach out and Love more. Photo by Tumisu on Pixabay

When you’re down to nothing, give what you can in your own small ways and be grateful that you can give.

Watch the Universe unfold even more unlimited abundance to you at the time you need it.

Be brave to share with a generous heart. Breakthroughs come from struggles, keep giving in simple ways. It doesn’t always have to be money.

The Universe loves to give you the more you give away some of your abundance (of course, leave some for ourselves too.)

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When giving makes you feel good. Photo by TheVirtualDenise on Pixabay

Miracles happen if you become a miracle to others. The greatest joy is enjoying abundance with others through giving and knowing how to graciously receive.

Which qualities do you have are you grateful for and how are you going to be more giving with it? Let’s exchange thoughts.

Does this post inspire you to be more giving, feel abundant and happier? By all means, please Like and Share.

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Giving you happy and abundant vibes,

Nina

Copyright © NinaRoseDeGuzman 2017 All Rights Reserved on this article except cited photographs and videos. I give all credit to the photographers and video owners.

 

 

 

 

That One Step to celebrate Birthdays with Self Love and Gratitude

 

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Birthdays calls for Self Love and Gratitude. And yep, I love cheese cake so I put it there. Photo by Gianna Ciaramello on Unsplash.

How do you feel about your own birthday?

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:

1.Reader.

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My kind of paradise. Photo by Michael D Beckwith on Unsplash

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.

3.Tourist.

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Seeing the world widens perspective of life. Photo by Adam Birkett on Unsplash

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.

4.Hanson Fan.

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My heart just stopped. Photo from Buzzfeed.com

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.

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Sing your truth from the heart. Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash

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.

6.Writer.

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Writing is tuning in to your higher self. Photo by Carli Jeen on Unsplash

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.

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Just when you thought you’re down, your inner brilliance breaks through. Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

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.

8.Psychology Graduate.

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Photo from thegearpage.net

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.

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Feeling Fabulous

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.

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7 years in the corporate world. Life’s sweeter in the creative world ^_^

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.

11.Breastfeeding Mom.

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True Love is Forever. Photo by Me

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.

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Finding myself again ^_^

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.

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Making dreams come true one blog post at a time. Photo by Mikayla Mallek on Unsplash

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.

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My colorful and inspiring Instagram aesthetic.

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.

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Oh my Pizza! ^_^

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.

Love and Awesomeness,

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Nina

Copyright © NinaRoseDeGuzman 2017 All Rights Reserved on this article except cited photographs and videos. I give all credit to the photographer and video owners.

 

The 9 Best ways to make a Happier Christmas

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Christmas is the best time of the year! Photo by jill111 on Pixabay

Are you excited for Christmas yet? Have you ever felt sooo excited that you can’t sleep a few hours until Christmas comes? Just because?

Christmas is the best holiday because it is the happiest time of the year for most of us.

It is a time of giving, loving and forgiveness.There’s just so much magical feeling into it. Miracles happen anytime and everywhere.

It has that joyous atmosphere and the whole world just feels much more alive. Christmas makes my most favorite occasion in the world.

I enjoy every bit of it because of all the effort, love, energy that we put into the celebration.

Growing up, I realized how much time, effort, feelings and money is given, just to create a very special and most awaited Christmas moment.

This occasion only happens once in a year. It is only best to cherish it with all our hearts.

Christmas is meant to be enjoyable so I’m sharing these simple ideas to make this special holiday feel more blissful.

1. Be a Christmas DJ!

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Brighten up the Christmas spirit with blissful music! Photo by geralt on Pixabay Edited by Nina The Rising Bliss

Play happy Christmas songs of your favorite music artist.You can also create a happy Christmas playlist.

Keep in mind that the kind of music that you listen to creates a big impact on your subconscious.

Since you’d like and intend to make Christmas feel happy for everyone, make a conscious effort of playing only those Christmas songs that have positive, inspiring, happy lyrics and upbeat tune (relaxing mellow tunes would be perfect too).

Include the Christmas music staples such as Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls,Christmas Alphabet, O Holy Night, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Christmas in our Hearts and White Christmas.

For a more highly contagious festive mood boost, I highly recommend listening to Hanson’s latest song “Finally, it’s Christmas.”

Another one that you can listen to is Hanson’s “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” from their previous album Snowed In.

Play these Christmas music starting today up until during the Christmas celebration.

You can keep these songs in the background every morning when you wake up and every evening before sleeping.

You can even play these songs all day when you prepare the Christmas food, shop, wrap gifts and decorate the Christmas tree.

2. Bring out the Christmas Artist in You.

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At Christmas the world  is more beautiful with colors, sparkles and light. Photo by Visor69 on Pixabay

Choose a color and theme for your Christmas decoration.

Cut out or print out happy Christmas images and quotes. Put them together into a Christmas poster or collage.

You can display it on the walls of the living room. Add in some Christmas garlands and fairy lights too.

Turn up the Christmas lights on the Christmas tree and switch on the fairy lights for a short while during rest days.

Take time to watch the lights dance and admire their colors.

3. Make Jesus the Real Meaning of Christmas.

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Jesus is the reason for the season. Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash

If you can believe in Santa Claus, then why not believe in Jesus Christ all the more?

Regardless if you’re not into religion, you can always have your own faith in a higher being or greater source.

Starting today, find a quiet time to reflect on life and search for those times you felt saved from harm or suddenly received miracles of blessing or being helped out.

Reflect on how every cell of your being were wonderfully made, how nature flourishes by themselves, who holds all the planets in place in the galaxy and how certain people or life events led you to the good in your lives.

If those out of nowhere miracles, guidance, blessings and protection circumstances in your life aren’t more than enough proof that God exists, I don’t know what is.

Take some time to seek and discover who God is and how would it feel like to have a happy relationship with God.

Choose to believe that a higher being loves us greatly and was born to save us.

Jesus came  down from heaven to be one of us, to guide us the right way towards God the Father, protect us all the time, love us unconditionally, gives our needs, makes us happy and gives us eternal life.

As you celebrate Christmas, think of Jesus with gratitude. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and say your personal thanks to him.

Welcome him and greet him a happy birthday.

Jesus is the celebrant of honor! The holiday itself says CHRISTmas after all.

It is the day we choose to remember his birth. By being born into this world, we are already blessed with the best gifts in the world – Love, Health, Free Will and Eternal Life.

You are loved and blessed more than you think because of Jesus.

4. Become a Christmas Angel.

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Spread love with your big heart of gold. Photo by cegoh on Pixabay

Give away or donate old things that are still in good condition.

Give some  spare change to Christmas carolers or give the coins during mass offerings at church.

Be more encouraging and expressively appreciative of others.

If you’re knowledgeable on a certain topic, share positive and helpful advice to people who needs it.

Post inspiring words of wisdom, videos, photographs and art on Social Media.

5. Get Crafty with Christmas gifts.

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The best gifts are the ones thoughtfully made with love and effort. Photo by annca on Pixabay

Christmas gifts are icing on the cake. It keeps the Spirit of Giving alive.

You can always create a personalized play list of songs for loved ones who love music. Compile 7-10 positive songs in a CD.

Good with knitting or crocheting? Knitted or Crocheted gifts like scarf, coasters, small wallets and bonnets are great personalized Christmas gifts.

How about sewing by hand or using a sewing machine? If you’re good at this, a handmade animal plushies, dolls or pillows would also be nice to give to kids.

You can also get a small basket to customize a food basket filled with snacks or fruits or create a bath set with soap, shampoo and bath sponge.

Another option to give to women is a beauty set with a chapstick, nail polish, a small tube of lotion and small bottle of cologne or perfume.

Wrap in a clear plastic and put a ribbon on it to make it more special.

A goodie mug can also be stuffed with either 3 sachet of Swiss Miss hot chocolate or Coffee, Sugar, Creamer or Tea (depending on which the receiver would like).

Alternatively, you can put small trinkets like a keychain, small angel figurine and bracelet in the goodie mug.

Of course, this gift is only advisable to give to 11 years old and above. These small trinkets should be kept away from babies and toddlers.

6. Awaken your Inner Christmas chef.

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Food is tastier when made with love. Photo by Pexels on Pixabay

Enjoy making  an easy and delicious Christmas appetizer, dessert or dish for everyone to eat. Search on the Internet and watch video tutorials on YouTube.

Food preparation is fun for me. I get to make refrigerated cake, tacos, cheese sticks, California Maki, Chicken Strips, Mojo potatoes, fruit salads, pesto, coleslaw or potato salad.

These simple yummy dishes make me feel like a pro! Whoo!

Volunteer to help out your mom in the kitchen even if there are helpers.

It is the best way to have more family bonding behind the Christmas celebration scenes.

You just might discover your passion for cooking and learn more about it too.

7. Wear Christmas in Style.

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Is it Christmas yet? I have my Santa Hat on and I’m so ready to party! Photo by Alexas_Fotos on Pixabay

Have a Christmas colored theme with your family.

You  can try to wear red clothes or green clothes or a customized Christmas shirt or put on a Santa hat.

Wear a style that make you look good and comfy in.

Have fun posing stylish, making silly and happy faces with your family for picture taking.

8. Channel Your inner Christmas Paparazziness.

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Strike a pose and saaay Christmas! Photo by StockSnap on Pixabay

You can document a video and capture photographs of everything from the preparation down to the celebration.

A smart phone, video camera or good digital camera should do the trick.

You can shoot photographs of the Christmas decorations, food, gifts, eating and Christmas activities you shared together.

These photographs can be created into a movie presentation or music video as a fun way to capture moments with your family.

9. Indulge as a Christmas Feel Good Movie Enthusiast.

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Pop corns are for Christmas too, you know. Photo by Alex Munsell on Unsplash

After cooking Christmas food, resting, wearing Christmas clothes, going to Christmas mass or having a quick thankful talk to Jesus, savoring a luscious food with loved ones as the Christmas music played and gifts were given, Christmas pictures were taken, greetings were said, now what?

Christmas movie time!

Relax comfortably with family and watch some of these oldies but goodie movies: “Elf” starring Will Ferrel, “Home Alone” (1990), “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946), “Charlie Brown Christmas”, “Muppet Christmas” (1992), Arthur Christmas (2011), “About a Boy”  starred by  Hugh Grant (2002), The Polar Express (2004) and “The Santa Clause” starring Tim Allen (1994).

I’m feeling more thankful and excited for Christmas just writing about this. The wonder of it no matter how simple it is celebrated still never cease to amaze me.

It reminds me of the endless gifts of love, comfort, nourishment, peace, health, abundance and happiness showered to me every day. Christmas just keeps getting brighter and brighter!

How do you make your Christmas even more special?

If you have some fun ways of celebrating Christmas or if you enjoyed this post, feel free to comment.

You can always like and share this post to spread more Christmas cheers to the world.

Follow my blog for more wonderful happiness and Law of Attraction inspiration.

This blog post is my special Christmas gift to all of you.

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Love and warmest Christmas cheers,

Nina

Copyright © NinaRoseDeGuzman 2017 All Rights Reserved on this article except cited photographs and videos. I give all credit to the photographer and video owners.

5 Awesome and Empowering Things to do on Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

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Time travelling through your life is an amazingly colorful journey. Photo by Efe Kurnaz on Unsplash

You are more than  your flaws, sad experiences and circumstances. These are the missing puzzles that lead you to awaken your powerful potential.

When you rise above yourself, you’ll find that everything you need to have the greatest life is already inside of you.

So how do you awaken your power and discover your potential? Time Travel! Your mind is the best time machine ever.

You can go anywhere, whenever, however and with whoever we want. Anything is possible in our minds.

The Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day this 10th of December 2017 is just the perfect moment to empower yourself towards your own happily ever after.

This is the best time to explore your past, future and the present. You can do these through:

1.Inner Child Healing.  You must heal your past in order to get to the life you desire.

The pains, sadness, discomfort, guilt, fears and worries during your childhood subconsciously still affect your mindset about yourself, others, love, health and money.

Healing your past may seem uncomfortable but facing it, forgiving the past and letting go is necessary for you to fully embrace your power, worth, happiness, well being and your desired life.

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Your Inner Child deserves all the unconditional love in the world. Indulge in happiness. Photo by Gabby Orcutt on Unsplash

Heal your inner child by going to YouTube and meditate using an Inner Child Healing guided meditation like this one:

Alternatively, you can write a letter to your younger self. Write with forgiveness, love, letting go, lesson learned and peace.

You can keep this letter and read it when you need encouragement.

2. Past Life Regression. You can understand and discover yourself more by knowing about your past life even before you were born in this lifetime.

This can help you find the missing piece why you think, feel and act in a certain way.

By knowing your past life, you’re able to fully be at peace with who you are.

First and foremost before going through the past life regression meditation, always pray or ask the Universe and your guardian angel to protect you and bring you back to your present self.

It is also best to have a trust worthy and dependable family member or friend to be with you during the meditation to wake you up.

Once you have prayed for protection and have someone reliable with you, here’s a past life regression guided meditation on YouTube you can try:

3. Akashic Records and Life Path Number. Once you are able to fully heal, forgive, understand, accept and  be free from your past, you become more positive of your present life.

You become ready to create your best life and develop your future self for your highest good.

Accessing your own Book of Life or Akashic Records can help you access parts of it to reveal your direction in life.

It could clue you in on which path to take towards your own success and happiness.

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Life is an incredible discovery. Photo by Dieterich01 on Pixabay

Otherwise, you can always know your Life Path Number and search more about the meaning of it on the Internet or through books.

Your Life Path Number is determined by adding all the numbers on your Date of Birth and reducing it into a single number.

For example: October 25, 1983. 11+25+19+83 = 138. 1+3+8= 12. 1+2=3. In this Date of Birth, the Life Path is Life Path Number 3.

By reading more about your own Life Path, you can discover your strengths and weaknesses. This will help you know which jobs or business you can try and succeed with.

4.Higher Self Meditation. Now that you know which path to take based on your Life Path number and or Akashic Records, you gain clarity on how you can live your dream life.

Seeing your Higher Self helps you to act powerfully and be the successful version of yourself. You can do this through meditating on your Higher Self such as this one:

Your Higher Self can guide you in your present life. When doing a Higher Self guided meditation, you can first ask a question in your mind.

Afterwards, you can use this Higher Self guided meditation above. Your Higher Self can answer you with an image, word or phrase to guide you towards your best life.

5. Intuition. Healing the past and having a vision of your future Higher Self gives you a clear direction in your present life. Did you ever had that sense of knowing or feeling if something is going well but you end up going against it?

You would need to tune in to your intuition and make it stronger towards helping you make the right decisions and actions.

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You are one with the Universe. Embrace your Intuition. Photo by Daria Tumanova on Pixabay

You may need to tap into your intuition. This is your gut feel, instinct or inner knowing. You can develop and strengthen your intuition by asking guidance from your guardian angel, God or the Universe.

Choose a sign and ask the Universe to show you this sign if you are on the right path towards your best life.You can ask to see a Unicorn three times in a day for instance. Be more aware of your surroundings to see these signs.

You can also search on the Internet about increasing your intuition and practice a guided meditation about Intuition on YouTube.

Now that you have travelled through your past, future and present, you have all the power to choose happiness, positivity, love, health, peace and abundance.

Your self-discovery and awareness empower you to live your desired life.You owe it to yourself to have a beautiful life you desire. Wake up and dream with your eyes wide awake with vision, clarity and determination.

The life you desire is already within. You are full of possibilities and potential.Your life is an artful journey. You are the artist,  you create your life in any way you want.

Make your life a masterpiece. The Universe has given you all that you need and more. Use them at your will. You are your own hero.

Have a meaningful and amazing Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!

Let’s light up the world and uplift everyone. Please share, like and comment.

Love,
Nina

Sources:
1.) Inner Child Healing with Archangel Haniel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz50btz0r64
2.) Past Life Regression Guided Meditation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sk1efDC4sI
3.) Akashic Records Guided Meditation/How to access the Book of Life – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_rx4pGsf8E
4.) Guided Meditation for Trusting your Intuition (Higher Self, Inner Adviser) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBBpj6MG8ow

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2 Care-Free Top Tips to Being Happy

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Let life flow positively. Photo by Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash

The only kind of surrender you need to do is surrendering your resistance to change or letting go of your negative mindset.

What I mean by negative mindset is all of your limiting beliefs, past hurts and negative self talk.

When you surrender you gain freedom to heal and transform your life.

Your awesome life and desires are just right outside your comfort zone – hiding in the guise of your resistance.

We have been conditioned to feel safe and secure in our comfort. We stay within the things we were taught to be safe.

In deeper reality, this is a form of resistance that holds us back from having our desired life and reaching our highest potential.

Confessions of a so-called Control Freak

I was never the laid back kind. I used to like being prepared. I always did my assignments in advance.

I read chapters of my major subjects ahead of time. I had advanced school notes too.

I have everything ready for school from all my stuff, books, uniform, allowance and down to my food.

As a former Editor-in-Chief in College for the Shool newspaper, I also had the whole school paper concept, articles, photos, illustrations, editing and publishing process all planned out.

All the newpapers and literary folio under my term were published smoothly.

My first job was a homebased writer. I always finished all my writing jobs a day before deadline.

Being in control gave me a sense of pride, power and fulfillment. I felt safe.

But what if everything fails and falls apart? That I don’t know.

After homebased writing for 2 years, I needed to earn more. I went out into the world to get a ‘real’ job.

I passed the exams and interview like child’s play.

I did not expect that I would be bullied for doing well and for being the trainor’s favorite.

My fellow trainees made snarky remarks within earshot. They made disapproving facial expressions and it hurt.

I had no control over how my workmates treated me. I lost control of my expected results and I failed at my corporate job for the first time.

It hurt devastatingly. I was broken. I lost myself – the person who used to have everything together.

Work was stressful. The travel was tiring. I just put on whichever clothes I pull out of my closet.

Life became uncontrollable. I shut the world out.

I constantly had earphones on. I listened to music almost all the time. It was my barrier.

I hid behind books too. I made less interaction.

I was traumatized by bullying. So much that I kept myself on low profile at work. I made myself small just to appease any workmate.

I became skeptic and paranoid. I walked on eggshells because people might get at me. I had anxiety and cried all the time.

I was detached from everyone. This way, they can never hurt me. All these control that I’ve tried to hold on to never helped me. I was stuck living aimlessly.

 Happily in Surrender and Chilling Out

When I became a new mom, the emotional breakdown I had taught me complete surrender.

I rediscovered an in depth understanding of Law of Attraction. I started applying it in my life.

I also surrendered to Jesus. I read God’s Word. I prayed and talked to God all the time.

I had Bible study and watched The 700 Club Asia.

I sang and played worship songs. My workmates started asking me how I can still smile with all the stress. I simply answered: “I accepted Jesus in my life.”

I can’t imagine a life without God. My soul is healthy and full.

God gave me the right people, music, movies, food, books or audio books, videos, social media news feeds and everything I need.

Things started looking up. I worked well and earned more.

I was peaceful and found inner happiness. Everything came at the right time.

I no longer worry if my plans didn’t seem to work out.

I know I am guided into something better. I am supported and protected. I am loved.

I am God’s child. I am a child of the Universe. I am victorious in God’s love. We all are.

My life has never been happier.

Now who’s ready for the million dollar or pesos (any currency, really. Just Kidding.) question?

How do we surrender?

1.Visualize. Wake up saying silently to yourself thank you God/Universe for this happy day.

Smile. Stretch your arms and legs a bit. Quickly imagine a good day.

See yourself in a smooth travel to school or work, a pleasant interaction with others, peaceful travel home, nourishing food and restful sleep.

Let go of what happens and be ready for happy surprises.

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Imagine your Best Days. Daydream your best life. Believe you already have it. Photo by Vil Son on Unsplash

2. Focus on the Good and Funny side. If things happen differently from what you visualized, write in your journal or do a quick reflection in your mind.

What is this circumstance or person teaching me?

What’s the good thing about this? What can I do about this?

What’s funny about this?

This breaks the negative pattern and shifts you to positivity.

In reflection and finding humor in the situation, it allows you to just shrug it off.

It helps you say oh well and move happily along.

You get to have more time and energy for productive things.

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Lighten up and fly! Humor has it that laughter is the best medicine to drive the blues away. Photo by Suju on Pixabay

Comment, Like, Share and Follow for more happiness and miracles (because why not?)

Love, Nina

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6 Self Approval Tips for Guaranteed Happiness

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Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

The only approval you’ll ever need is yours. We go on all our lives waiting for others to like us. We go out of our way to please everyone so they can approve of us.

When we set ourselves free from seeking approval from everyone, we become fearless and unstoppable. We would start liking ourselves for who we really are. We awaken our inner greatness.

 The Unapproved Life

I’ve been there. It happened during my College years. I have always been the quiet one who always did the right things. It gave me peace knowing I was being a good girl that I was told to be. I know I will be loved for doing so.

I always went to school early, studied well and waited patiently for mom and our car to pick me up. I was one of the top students who made it to the Dean’s List.

I was chauffeured and never travelled by myself. I made sure I finished my tasks at school so mom won’t have to wait too long for me. I never went out with my friends or stayed out late for after school activities.

I know I was being good to mom but I felt like I stifled myself. I felt sad. I was not able to have many friends because I never went out unchaffeured or without a chaperone.

I really would have loved to perform in a play or sing Christmas carols with the choir. This required staying late after school. I had to give it up so I won’t make my mom worry. I understood she was only keeping me safe but then my heart yearned for something more.

For all the good things I did out of love, I never heard any appreciation and encouragement from mom. Not one. I guess she never grew up to be the encouraging kind. I still love her for giving birth to me.

Journey to Self-Approval

Since mom seemed to be very unexpressive of her approval, I learned to no longer care if she ever did anymore. I decided one day to just f**k it, I am my own Unicorn. I approve of myself fiercely because I am worthy and a good person all throughout. And yes, being imperfect is okay.

The moment I did this, my life turned around into so much inner happiness. I enjoyed every minute of my life. I managed my earnings and saved more than enough to live on my own.

I worked well and spoiled myself with shopping, massages, delicious food, stylish clothes,branded perfumes, signature make up, funny anime, great sleep, happy loving relationship and night outs.

I choose who I love, who I spend my time with and how I live my life. Of course, I listen to caring reminders but I no longer fear of what others might say, think or do.

I understand deeply that people can sometimes project their fears and limiting beliefs on me. I respect them anyway and spend more time with positivity. I choose my own positive empowering beliefs.

So why not approve of yourself for the amazing person that you are? You have everything in the world to gain for it.

The right kind of people will succeed along with you. Approving of yourself is embracing your purpose and the power to create the best life you could ever imagine.

It’s about time you do yourself a favor right now. Approve of yourself above all more than anyone else. And yes, you felt it right. Self-Approval tips up ahead:

1. Be willing to choose and learn to like those qualities that make you, you. No one in the world is like you. There’s not one single being that can talk, think, feel and act as you are.

You are original limited edition kind of awesome. A rare find. Please, please keep that in mind. Only you can be you.

What makes you stand out physically, intellectually and emotionally? What is your trademark when it comes to food, music, style, art, books, movies or just about anything?

Find clues in genres you are drawn to and compliments from genuine friends and family. What 3 values do you stand for? Take a journey to discovering and developing yourself. Use a journal to answer these questions.

2. Appreciate and share your talents. You are given unique gifts for a reason – to share to the world and light it up. Create your own masterpiece whether it’s mixing music tapes, designing beautiful digital images, writing profound poetry, composing a song, making a tasty dish, etc.

Be in that creative moment and be thankful for having these gifts. Take a snapshot then make an Instagram out of it or share it on Facebook. Put it out there to cheer someone up.

Join Facebook groups who has the same passion. Share your knowledge, inspire and support others.

3. Be passionate about little and grand things that give you joy. Surround yourself with things you like. Use your favorite mug and drink your fave coffee, chocolate or any drink you love from it.

Read your fave book or listen, dance or sing to music you’re crazy about. Watch that show you find enjoyable. Wear that fave clothes that make you feel awesome. Eat foods that make you happy.

Imagine how you can expand your fave coffee or clothes into something more enjoyable for everyone.

Think of things you love and daydream of it, speak about it with like-minded real friends or write it on your journal.  Your passion and fave things are clear directions to your purpose.

4.Speak with love about your knowledge and truth. Express your thoughts in a journal or a blog. Share positively and lovingly your ideas to like-minded friends online and in person.

Speaking your truth will lead you to those who need it. Your truth will help you find your soul mate people.

5.Be your own best friend (cheerleader even) and speak lovingly about yourself. Always tell yourself: “I am worthy of all the love, happiness, peace, great health and abundance in life.”

Repeat this 10 times verbally or silently in your mind. Write it in your journal 10 times as well.

Always choose positive words about yourself as much as possible. Focus on the things you love about yourself. Watch how your awesome self grow.

If we can encourage others, I can’t see how we can’t do this for ourselves the most. It takes practice but hey, all things are possible as long as you are determined.

6.Go outside the idea beyond what is approvable – things that people seem to find silly, unpopular or weird. Let yourself go, relax and have fun.

Lay on the floor, walk barefoot all day, eat with yourself, watch that show or movie you really like even if none of your friends like it and eat foods that you crave once in a while.

You get a thrilling satisfaction of being a rebel in a herd mentality. (Just kidding.) Do things by yourself and savor how enjoyable it could be to give in to your soul. Life is more meaningful, doing things that light you up.

When we approve ourselves we no longer fear and doubt ourselves. We become much happier and alive. We are powerful on our own. No resentment, no regrets, just pure love.

When you celebrate yourself you open up doors of endless possibilities of happiness, inner peace and success. The kind that no one can ever take away.

Go ahead and just give yourself the biggest approval unconditionally. You are your own happiness. You are the life you chose to live. Choose the best life.

Be the unconditional love that we give and yearn from others.

How are you approving of yourself today?

If you feel this may cheer someone up, by all means share, like or comment on this post.

Have a beautiful and happy Self-Approved day!

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