I recently returned from a dream trip to Tuscany, Italy and Lyon, France. All I can say is—WOW!!
Actually, I can say more that that.
Although I found myself sick (with a fever) in France, I still thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I was able to find the best while being in my version of paradise, even not feeling well.
And doing my laundry in Tuscany? Talk about a mundane task just seeming different in paradise. Never has doing laundry felt so . . . romantic.
What if every day, no matter where we find ourselves, be it our dream place, or our day to day life, we treat it is as if it were our paradise?
What if we could take the magic we feel when we are in those dream places and infuse it into our day to day experiences?
It’s the idea of creating and owning your “dream space” in the midst of —whatever.
Possible? Yes, Absolutely!
I discovered how I could still enjoy a fever in France and Laundry in Tuscany. It’s the idea of making every moment your first class moment, even thought you might be crammed in coach with a crying baby behind you (metaphorically and literally).
It’s the ability to find the calm in eye of the storm, the beauty in each and every moment + the marvelous in the mundane.
That is what manifesting is all about. It’s about having a high vibration (good energy, good mood, positive thoughts, feeling good) no matter what.
So here is the take away and things you can use to attract more goodies, more paradise and more magic in your life.
- Wherever + whatever situation you find yourself in, dig deep to find the beauty in it. This isn’t always easy, because we want to digress to the ” but it really, really sucks…BAD!!!” attitude. I know. I get it. But if you want to get this manifesing thing down, this is the first step. You have to be able to get into your happy place even when it’s shitty. It’s like any new exercise program . . . it hurst at first, but will eventually get better, and better and better. Then before you know it you are a manifesing ninja with a brazillian butt.
- When you are in that less than desireable place, just stop and rememebr something incredible, amazing, and beautiful. Sit and medititate on that thing that just makes you smile, no matter what. Stay in that space for at least 60 seconds. Do this repeatdly in times of crisis or the blues.
- Buy a baguette! Ok, or do something that mimics an experience that you love or loved. For me, it’s anything French. Even thought I might not physically be there, I can go to my favorite local french bakery and indulge. I can put on some french music or snuggle up with a French book. It gets me in that happy zone. Find your happy zone. Repeat and enjoy.
The point is, to enjoy paradise when you are there and to turn your everyday into paradise, or close to it. It’s the practice and art of keeping your energy and vibration high, no matter what.
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Here is quick video I shot over the summer which covers some of the basics of manifesting and learning to be conscious about what we choose to think and feel.
Manifesting works, but there are nuances and subtleties that need to be learned and practiced on a consistent basis. Is it difficult? Not really, but it does take a little commitment and focus. The return on that effort can be improved health, wealth, happiness and sense of purpose and direction.
It’s not magic. It’s not about forcing good thoughts for seven days and thinking things will appear out of thin air. It’s a conscious practice of mastering our energy, mastering our vibration and being conscious choice makers.
Let me know how manifesting has, or has not worked for you. What do you like or not like about it? What other things would you like to know about manifesting?
Carrie Jolie Dale
I asked this question on my Facebook page a few days ago and many people joined in. The most common answers were family, friends and life experiences.
Not surprising, really.
Even though we live in a culture of excess, when it comes right down to it, what we really value most are those things that give us a sense of connection, pleasure and meaning.
What we value tends to be interchangeable with what we are passionate about, what drives us and lights our fire.
It’s not always about the cars, the clothes, and the material things, although that is what our society largely pushes and praises. Yes, those things can provide us with enjoyment and there is a certain value in having nice things, but they aren’t on the top of the list when it comes to what we value the most.
It’s not to say there is anything wrong with valuing money. Prosperity and abundance are things I value, because I know that money can have a huge impact on my health, my time, and experiences I have with my family.
What you value is really a very clear indication of not only who you are, but what’s important to focus on in order to be truly fulfilled. If you value spending time in nature, but aren’t doing it, you will feel off and disconnected. If you value spending time with your kids and aren’t doing it, you will feel like something is missing.
Life gives us clues, both large and small, when we are out of sync with what we love—what we value. Boredom, depression, illness, relationship issues, recurring problems are just a few of the clues that might come our way when we get off track with our values.
Paying attention to what you value in life is critical to living a meaningful life. Creating a life you love, is really all about learning to make the right choices. And making the right choices is how we can start the process of manifesting or getting what we want in life by being masters of our thoughts and feelings. The right choice(s) being those things that get you closer to having what you value in your life.
Here a few quick tips on how to get clear about your values and how you can use that awareness to manifest whatever you desire in your life—better health, prosperity, happiness, or more time with family and friends.
- Make a list of the top 5 things you value the most
- Now be really real with yourself—how much are you paying attention to these things? How much time and energy do you spend nurturing these values?
- If you feel like you aren’t putting enough time into some of your values, make a list of things you can do to change that. What choices can you make today, to bring more of those things you value into your life?
- If there are things that you value on your list that you do feel you pay attention to and you don’t feel out of balance with, then celebrate that! Give yourself credit. I know it may seem dorky, but when you can get into a place of appreciation and gratitude for what you HAVE created, then that just sends the signal to the universe for more of that. Appreciation in any area of our life sets the stage for abundance to flow in all directions. The better you feel, the more good stuff you will attract into your experience.
And most of all, have fun and enjoy. We don’t get into a space of ninja manifesting by stressing, beating ourselves up or being overly rigid about things.
Love yourself more.
Ciao, fellow choice makers!
Quick video about choice strategy, what it is and why it benefits us. Choice strategy is all about being conscious of our choices and then using them to design a life we love—a life of health, prosperity, happiness and growth.
Our choices = our life. If we can learn how to be ninja choice makers, we can live life on our own terms. We can feel inspired, joyful, grounded and in our truths.
It’s the way to live. Say yes! Choose you and a life that has fullness and meaning.
Wherever you are, enjoy your day. Leave a comment, and let me know how you are choosing wiser to live larger.
I fess up. I am guilty of judging. I think we all do, or have at some point in our lives.
There is part of it that feels like a natural process of discovering what we want. It is how we are able to decide and CHOOSE what it is that we like, or dislike in life.
But when does a simple observation about something turn negative or harmful?
An observation turns to a negative judgment when we hold ourselves “above” another based on our observations. It is taking our observation of something or someone and labeling it as wrong, bad, morally corrupt, weak, lazy, and any other terms that might elicit a negative response or feeling.
Hmmmm . . . but isn’t there a tiny shred of value in that, at times?
Isn’t it a factual statement that a person that is honorable and does good things, is kind and considerate, is labeled as a “better” person than someone that is cruel, abusive and corrupt?
Isn’t that a judgment?
The entire concept of judgment seems to carry many mixed messages.
Who can, beyond a shadow of a doubt, prove that one persons version of “right” is more right than anothers?
Maybe right and wrong is just a personal thing and when we start to place our version of what we think is right or wrong on another—that is where the trouble begins.
As the saying goes, live and let live. Right?
But, that is one of those sayings that is easy to say and not so easy for most to live.
Why? Because most humans think that their way is the right way. So what is the solution?
The solution is to not be attached to our version of what is right and wrong. To not make others wrong for their beliefs. To let go of negative judgments and allow others to live their truths.
One smaller scale solution is to not beat ourselves up when we judge and seek discernment about it.
Only you can be the judge of when a mere observation turns into a negative for you.
One thing I ask myself when I find myself in judgment is I turn it around and ask myself if it’s something I really am judging about myself, or something I fear that others might judge me for.
Sometimes, judgment is the best form of self reflection. It’s the “when you point the finger, you have 3 pointing right back at you” concept.
Judging , in my opinion turns against us when we use it as an excuse to NOT be our best selves. When we hide behind it to stay stuck stay in our wounds, our false perceptions, and our weaknesses.
Perhaps by seeing contrasting things, or things we might label as wrong, negative or horrible, we are able to have more clarity and certainty about what we love. But it seem that a little bit of judgment seeps into that process.
I believe that we are here to enjoy life. To choose to remember our common bond that we all share, no matter what our perceived differences are—that we walk the same planet together. We all feel. We all breathe. We are all in this together, no matter what our differences.
Choose Love. Choose to let go of negative judgments that hold you back from being the best version of you. Choose to feel good, because that is what keeps you in a space of manifesting health, wealth, happiness and your desires.
Please leave a comment and let me know your take on judgment or observation. What do you think?