Thursday, December 15, 2016

From Dreary to Cheery: Choosing Your Mood

By Richard Kent Matthews - eBook Author | Career Coach | Speaker

Your mood, your call. It's all in your hands... 

Sometimes I wake up in the morning in perhaps not the best mood. I have a long to-do list for today, much of it unpleasant, some of it I've put off for a while…a long while…and I know I can’t put it off any longer. 

I bury my head under the covers. Just a few more minutes of doze and I’ll get up, I murmur. Not a great way to get the day going, right?

This might even be one of those days for you. You might even take it out to some degree on those closest to you. 

The Mood You Choose

I would be the last person to tell you to simply change your mind and get over yourself. If you want to you will; if not, you won't. But I will suggest this: 

There is a place deep in your heart where you feel totally connected to all that is. It can seem difficult to reach that place when you’re feeling rotten, but it’s there nonetheless. It is a matter of choice. 

You can hang onto a bad mood; you can feel justified in doing so. And you already know that a slight shift in consciousness can turn the day around. The world begins to look different, better, even eager to have you as a part of it. And you don’t have to start off the day in a bad mood to make a deeper connection with that Place. 

So, with that in mind, whatever your mood, allow yourself to take a few moments to access that deeper part of yourself that knows how to lift your spirits. It knows how to bring you into a gentler state of mind and how to help you change your worst feelings into feelings of joy, wonder, and playfulness. 

It leads to a more generous space, a more prosperous space—physically, mentally, spiritually. And, at the end of those few moments, if you still decide that the bad mood is better, that it’s really where you want to be right now, that’s OK, too. Just as long as you recognize that it’s your call.

From Dreary to Cheery 

Life is happening at its best right here in this moment, in this place. It only takes a minor tweak in our outlook to turn a dreary day into the most powerful day of our life. 

This is the day that Love, Joy, and Gratitude have made. I can rejoice and be glad in it. Or I can go Bah, humbug! and feel sorry for myself.

It's always my call.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Warning! The Law of Attraction Might Be Hazardous to Your Abundance

By Richard Kent Matthews - eBook Author | Career Coach | Speaker

Not everything you read or hear about the Law of Attraction is on target. Here are 'the facts':

You can create anything you want, right? Well, not quite. 

Here are 10 things you cannot create through the LOA: 

• You can’t manufacture money out of the ethers. You'll be presented with opportunities; then, you must take action. 

• Others won't magically do what you want them to do. You’ll resonate with some people, but not with everyone. 

• You can’t force your desires on the universe. Clarity, then surrender, is the way. 

• You can’t make anyone love you; they, too, are free to choose. Be who you are. That's the best draw. 

• Your kids won't change by force. Love them; they will remember that more than anything. 

• No matter how hard you try, not everyone will "understand." 

You can’t ignore objective reality, no matter what the gurus tell you. (If you jump off a high cliff, you'll go splat. Trust me on this one!)

• Your disbelief cannot simply be suspended. Ultimately, you must be convinced. That's a good thing.

• You can’t do nothing; you are always in some kind of motion. And that's very attractive.

• What you truly want is what you attract. Look at your life. It is the sum total of all your choices. You, then, are a Result--of all your experiences, thoughts, actions, and beliefs. 

Sound a bit negative? Not really. When your intention is in line with your vision and you take the right action, the LOA will bring into your life that which seems miraculous. But it will not break natural law. Only your understanding of natural law. 

In other words, it's trustworthy, not flighty. 

Finally, to sum up: You are the direct Result of what you truly believe—about everything. It’s what we call Free Will. Not even God will interfere with that. The Law of Attraction is always working. It depends on how you consciously choose to apply it to your life. It’s not as difficult—or as scary—as you think! 

"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." Tao Te Ch'ing

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