7 Ways The Bible Influences You Today

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Power, lust, greed, sex, gluttony, laziness, and war.

Forget about reading Fifty Shades of Grey just read The Bible or watch it on The History Channel!

Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and reality show mogul Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Amazing Race) produce The Bible, and have brought viewers what is being called, “The Bible for today’s generation.” They’re not kidding.

Today, children are growing up with more wars than their parents and grandparents. Sex and violence are prevalent in TV shows, video games, and movies. The internet can be a dangerous place kids because you don’t really know who’s lurking on websites and from where. And most kids are becoming desensitized to all of this.

Can we trace power, lust, greed, sex, gluttony, laziness, and war back to The Bible? Sure we can. Here’s how The Bible influences you without you knowing it. [Read more…]

7 Simple Lessons from Miracle on 34th Street That Will Transform Your Life

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Miracle on 34th Street teaches the power of belief.

One of my favorite Christmastime movies is the classic Miracle on 34th Street (1947 version) starring Natalie Wood (Susan Walker), Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle), and Maureen O’Hara (Doris Walker – she works at Macy’s in New York).

I can watch this movie over and over again. I prefer the black and white version. The Technicolor one looks funky.

Now that Christmas 2012 is in the past, and we’re now in 2013, it’s a good time to reflect on the previous year before making goals and resolutions for the up and coming year.


If you don’t reflect on 2012, you’ll repeat the same self-sabotaging patterns and beliefs.

Horoscopes Can Apply to Your Life, Some of the Time

I like to read my horoscope for fun.

Most of the time my horoscope is off, but sometimes, it’s spot on.

Here’s my horoscope from December 28, 2012:

“Well, Leo, did you wake up on Christmas morning to find that Santa Clause left everything you wanted under your tree? If not, don’t take offense – Santa has an ulterior motive. The biggest gift you have yet to receive this holiday season is the gift of belief. You need to learn how to believe in yourself. You need to believe that all things are possible. You need to know that things are getting better for you at this very moment, and they will continue to do so despite how it appears. Keep the faith” (horoscope is from the DailyHoroscope app from BlackBerry).

It sounds simple that all I have to do is change my belief system, but it can be a complex process, especially if you tend to lean more towards logic than intuition. Let’s face it; logic is easy and can be explained. You can see and touch it. Intuition relies on “believing before seeing,” something most of us were never taught to do. [Read more…]

Warning: Law of Attraction Works All of the Time

If you haven’t heard of the ‘law of attraction,’ you’re probably new to metaphysical and or spiritual topics. The bottom line is that law of attraction works all of the time. You may not think it does, but it’s working every day.

Many people (and you may be one of them) are sick and tired of being sick and tired. They’re broke and poor. They’re depressed and anxious. They’re fed up with their lives and want to change. What happens? They stumble upon the law of attraction and think they’ve found a cure. Wrong!

The problem is most people (and you’re probably doing it right now) focus on what they don’t want or have. They go throughout their day and don’t realize they’re programming their subconscious mind.

Does this sound like you?

  • I hate my boss.
  • I can’t stand my spouse.
  • I hate my mother-in-law. Why does she always butt-in?
  • Why can’t I get ahead?
  • Oh God! It’s morning. Is it Friday yet?
  • Why can’t these kids do as they’re told?
  • What did I do to deserve this?
  • When will this life be over?
  • Why can’t I earn enough money to pay off my debt?
  • I need more money.
  • It’s hopeless.
  • I’m still in debt.

You probably resonated with one or more of the above. Don’t worry; you’re not alone.

The good news is that you recognize that you’ve been ‘negatively’ creating. Instead of focusing on the solution, you’ve been focusing on the problem(s).

It’s an eye-opener. Right?

Bless everything and everyone that’s come into your life that may seem like a challenge. There are lessons to be learned. The sooner you learn them, the faster you’ll be able to manifest what feels natural to you.

Follow the steps below to stop focusing on your problems and start attracting what you want into your life.

Law of Attraction: How to Attract What You Want 
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Stop focusing on your problems.

This is easier said than done. But if you want to attract that which you want, it’s important to release your problems.

As Sonia Choquette would say, “Bless your mess.”

This sounds counter-intuitive. But if you keep complaining about your problems, you’ll attract more of the same.

Stop whining about this and that. Give all of your problems to God, creator, universal intelligence, spirit, or whatever term you use.

Release your problems once and for all. You’ll probably feel lighter once you turn everything over to a higher power.

Focus on the resolution.

What’s the opposite of being in debt? It’s being debt free. Furthermore, it’s prosperity.

Look at your life and see where you can find prosperity. Here are some examples:

  • You own a home.
  • You have a car and can afford to put gas in it.
  • You have a job. It may not be the one you want, but you receive a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly paycheck.
  • You have a loving spouse/partner.
  • Your children are healthy.
  • Your parents are still alive.
  • Your grandparents are still alive.
  • You have food in your refrigerator.

Look at your life and you’ll find prosperity somewhere.

Instead of focusing on your credit card debt, thank God that it’s been paid off. Focus on the resolution. Don’t get caught up in the solution because you’ll drive yourself nuts!

Have faith and trust that everything will work out.

Feel good now.

Abraham-Hicks always say, “Feel good now.” If you’re constantly waiting for something, whether it is a windfall of money or weight loss, you miss out on feeling good now.

Be happy now, even though you’re still in debt or haven’t published your book.

Feel good now, even though your weight isn’t where you’d like it to be.

If you feel good now, you’ll attract more situations into your life that make you feel good. You’ll attract loving and supportive people, and the cranky ones will skip right out of your life.

Feel good now, be happy, and watch as the universe delivers you opportunities and people that you could have never imagined.

Use the above steps to use the law of attraction to your advantage. Focusing on problems creates more problems. Focus on the resolution, but don’t focus on ‘how’ your problems will be resolved. Follow your intuition and take the proper action. Give thanks that all is well and it will be.

Turn Your Life Around Now in 3 Easy Steps – Get Out of the Elevator to Hell


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You can turn your life around now. The question is, “Do you want to put in the time, effort, and work to do so? You can choose to leave the drama where it belongs … on the pages of a novel or on the movie screen. It’s up to you!

If you want to turn your life around, look inside of yourself and you’ll find out why you’re unhappy, in debt, keep repeating self-sabotaging patterns, etc. What’s at the ‘root’ of the issues you face in your life? Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and do the work to heal anything in your life that needs it. 

Turn your life around now in 3 easy steps

1. Stop blaming others! It’s easier to blame your parents and childhood; society, teachers, etc. It probably was tough growing up within a dysfunctional home but you could look on the bright side. You now have a choice to dis-associate from your past. Bless and learn from it and move forward with your life. The situations you face made you stronger than you know. They can help you turn your life around now.

2. Take responsibility for your life. The fact of the matter is you’re responsible for your life. Of course, it would have been useful if someone would have told you that you are the co-creator of your life. It would have been helpful if someone spoke to you about the ‘laws of life’ such as the law of attraction, law of cause and effect, and others. Luckily, you can turn your life around now by focusing on that which makes you happy. You can turn your life around by surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people. Turn your life around now, and you’ll turn your future around for the better.

3. Examine the people in your life. If you want to turn your life around, you may have to make ‘life’ changing decisions such as cutting ties with certain people. Do the people in your life add value to yours? Do you add value to their life? Do they mirror your thoughts and beliefs? Jim Rohn has often said, “You’ll be able to tell how much you earn by looking at the five closest people to you.” This is true. If you’re not earning what you desire or believe you could be earning, listen to the way those around you speak. Do they speak favorably about their career and income? Or, do they complain and blame others? 

If you want to turn your life around now, it can be done. Sometimes, you have to  fake it until you make it. Imagine yourself living the life you’re meant to live. What are you doing? Where do you live? Who’s in your life? How does it feel? Using your imagination can be used turn your life around now. If you’re not certain on how to do this, volunteer at a children’s organization. You’ll learn how to use your imagination in no time.


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What Are You Waiting For?

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Look deep within and ask, “Am I happy or am I pretending?” It’s time to take a stand and leave the past in the past. Make each day count and give yourself a break because life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Promise yourself that you won’t allow your life to fade away. You can run, but you can’t hide. Sooner or later, you’ll have to face your life lessons. You may as well learn what you have to learn in order to move forward.

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Woman Discovers Seven Steps to Abundance … Shares with Others

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Question: How do you truly receive abundance? Is there a ‘magical’ formula? What about the ‘paradigm’ of constantly thinking about abundance which can push it away? Confused!

Answer: Become clear about what you truly want, let go, and allow abundance (in all forms) to come into your life.

Many people have discovered the law of attraction. They’ve watched The Secret and believe what they ‘think’ about will come true. That’s part of the formula. You must ‘feel’ and believe you’ll receive your desires. However, your soul may have a totally different path to follow from what you desire. It’s a conundrum and paradigm!

7 Steps to Abundance

1. You’re already producing results. However, they may not be the results you want. Take a moment to look at what is in your life. Where are you? Past? Present? Future? Write everything down that’s happening in your life. For example, write down how much money you earn per month, how much you spend on bills each month, how much you spend on food, etc. Remember, you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.

2. How do you speak? Do you speak words of favor or defeat? Do you generalize? For example, do you say, “I have to work hard for money.” Who said this to you? How old were you? Ask yourself, “How true is this now?” Generalizations won’t attract abundance to you — they’ll keep it from you.  Write down all of your generalizations and ask, “Are these true?” The answer will surprise you.

Tip: Say an affirmation such as “Prosperity flows easily to me.” You must believe it!

3. Define your outcome. What exactly do you want? Do you even know? Remember, where attention goes, energy flows. Ask the following the questions:

  • What do I want?
  • Why do I want this and that?
  • How will this change my life?
  • How will this affect others in my life?
  • Are you really ready for this to occur?

Sometimes you want to want things; you may not be ready for your desires. You’re not aware of the reality of it. For example, most lottery winners weren’t prepared emotionally and mentally for their fortune. They couldn’t handle the attention or relatives and friends who knocked on their door for assistance. The money is usually gone within one year.

4. Be precise in your thoughts — align your thoughts and language.

5. Ask for support from people who are successful in an area you’d like to be successful in. For example, if you’d like a relationship, speak to someone who has a successful relationship. Don’t ask someone who’s been divorced five times; although, you could probably learn what ‘not to do’ in a relationship. You can learn about self-sabotaging behaviors and patterns.

Tip: Whatever it is you desire, seek out those who are successful. Also, when someone helps you, give something in return as a way to say “thank you.”

6. Do not give up if you truly feel deeply (you have an inner knowing) you’re on the right path with your desires. You probably haven’t tried everything to reach your desires. Be clear about you want; however, make sure it’s in alignment with your soul. Your desire could be at odds with your ‘soul’s’ desires. Become quiet and still to find out.

7. After you’ve become clear about your desires, let it go. Give it over to God, Source Energy, Universal Intelligence, etc. Always say, “This or something better.” Please don’t obsess about it. That which is yours can’t and won’t be taken away from you.


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How to Make a God, Miracle or Wealth Box

Question: What is a God Box? How do they work? Where can you buy one? How do you make one? I have a lot of stuff I’d like to create and release.

Answer: A ‘God Box’ is a tool to help you turn over your troubles and cares to God, Creator, Universal Source, Universal Intelligence, etc. A ‘miracle or wealth Box’ is something you can use to place your dreams in and release them to the Creator, instead of obsessing about them. It’s necessary to take action to make your dreams come true. However, it’s best to take inspired action.

Author, radio personality, and speaker Denise Linn, outlined the steps for creating a God, miracle, or wealth box on her July 12, 2011 Soul Coaching program which can be found on HayHouse Radio. Of course, you can always purchase a ‘pre-made’ box, but you may consider making your own. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You can use a shoe box, purchase a special box from an arts and craft store, use a gift box, or anything else you’d like to use. Below are the steps to making your very own God, miracle, or wealth box.

How to Make a God, Miracle or Wealth Box

1. Select the style of box that resonates with you. Use a Sharpie and write the following on the box:

  • Thank You! Write these words on all four sides of the box.
  • “Whatever is in this box is so.” Write this underneath the box lid or top.

2. Place crystals in or around your box. Green stones are the best to use because they symbolize growth, prosperity, and renewal; however, you could also use other stones that promote prosperity. Purchase stones such as Aventurine, green mica, green jade, green tourmaline, malachite, Herkimer diamonds, seashells, smoky quartz, rainbow stones, tiger’s eye, amber, or citrine.

Remember to cleanse your stones. Hold them to your heart and third eye (located between your eyes). Dedicate the stones to your God, miracle, or wealth box; prosperity and wealth.

3. Place flower and oil essences in or around your box. Rosemary, lavender,  frankincense, and orange oil promote prosperity.

On her July 12, 2011 show, Denise Linn provided listeners with the following instructions after the completion of a God, miracle, or wealth box:

“I open my heart to loving abundance.” Say this three times while stretching out your hands like you’re going to dive; open your arms and say, “I give thanks to the Creator for all that’s received.” Lift your arms higher and higher and say, “In accordance with the highest good.” Your arms and head will be pointed upwards. Be open to what’s in store for you. Remember to give thanks.

You don’t have to carry your God, miracle, or wealth box with you. Put it in a special place in your home. You may want to create an altar with pictures, statues, crystals, candles, incense, flowers, plants, etc. and place your box on it. It will be your own sacred place where you give thanks. Peace!

*The photo is an example of God Box which can be purchased. I bought this box from a holistic store in Chandler, Arizona.