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.
What are your thoughts? By all means, write your comments. Let’s talk.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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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?
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