Friday, January 28, 2011

IN THE FLOW



I have found during the last 6 days, that the most important.. #1 thing I MUST do before I do anything anything else upon waking is to lie in my bed and greet my day with thoughts and feelings that feel good to me. To make sure I dont draw a blank, or give my mind time to wander and jump right into the typical mish mash mode of random thoughts, I have a little list next to my bed to remind me of all that I appreciate and feel really good about. This helps me to get started.
Once I have a thought or two that feels really delicious to me, I lie in bed and I savor them. I really allow myself to fully float in the good feelings that the thoughts produce. I have done this every morning since Sunday except on Wednesday, and I will say that Wednesday was not a particularly good day for me. So because of that experience, I have decided never to skip this step, for I have found it to be a supreme way for me to attune myself to the kind of wonderful day I expect to enjoy. If I just jump right out of bed and start doing things on auto pilot or if I allow someone to pull me out of this simple ritual I have allotted time for, then I dont seem to flow as well.


When I am in the flow, EVERYTHING feels Right!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Mommy Menus



This Ebook was put together by a very creative lady, Samantha Gibbs. The idea was to have other mom bloggers share their favorite raw foods in a day menu form. These are foods that their kids love and that are simply and easy to make. Check out her blog and read more about the book. It's really full of awesome ideas for meals that kids are sure to love and want more of!

p.s. I also happen to be one of the moms featured in the book, but even if I wasn't, this is still a great book and I would want it in my kitchen to offer ideas on kid friendly raw food creations!



Abraham Hicks . . . . It is good to FEEL GOOD! ;)

Cat Stevens - If you want to sing out

Breaking it down :)

Rampage of Appreciation means that I am focusing my energy on thoughts that feel good to me.  If anything outside of my control indicates anything less than feel good thoughts ( I will know, because I will experience thoughts that dont feel good to me) I will immediately say to myself...I now what I DONT want, Now What DO I want right now?  And the answer is: To feel good!
  So to be connected to my Source Energy and to feel good means that I will be focused and aware of everything that I can appreciate in my life!  This is how I tune in...turn on and connect with the Universe and this is how I begin to really see and feel the Law of Attraction working in my life.  Already I have felt my attitude and energy shift! Once I made my focus on being totally devoted to Appreciation NO MATTER WHAT...I have begun to experience a lot of things to appreciate.  YOU cannot be in a crappy frame of mind at the same time you are actively flowing from a state of appreciation.

It seems that I am indeed attracting more and more things into my awareness to appreciate...in fact the more I look for and focus on things to appreciate the easier it is to feel good!

As a result I am continuing to feel good, inspired, creative and energetic!

There are no limits to the awesome experience's I will have throughout my day just because I am in control over how I am choosing to feel.

My focus in life is about Devotion to Appreciation, Feeling Good and Living Fully in the Flow. What else could be more important then feeling good? All the time!!! I am here to live a life of my own creation and to revel in the beauty and wonder of all that is possible.
  I would also love to hear from other Life Design Creators as well....I will be having guest bloggers who are taking their life design to inspiring levels and I want to learn and share from others who are LIVING a LIFE 0f their own beautiful Design!

So what are you waiting for?  NOW is all there is...get your appreciation on and Feel Good NOW! :)

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Friday, January 21, 2011

School of Life Design


30 Days of Hardcore Focus on Appreciation

While many this time of year are getting serious with a fitness regime, I am finding that my needs go much deeper than what a hardcore physical workout can offer me. I am interested in not only designing my outer package, but aligning with my inner space as well! So I am focusing on the inner, knowing the outer will follow, as indeed it must!

The purpose of this is to train my mind to look for things to appreciate instead of things to be unhappy about. Any new habit takes at least 30 days of consistent application for it to take hold and begin to feel automatic.

My motivation to make these changes comes from the realization that I have become far to complacent in my thoughts and far too reactionary in my emotions. It’s time for a change and I have recently discovered tools that I am confident in using and enjoy using, having already begun reaping the benefits of re-directing my focus on appreciation...but there is a bit more to it as well.

I am using the principles outlined in the Abraham-Hicks books. The first book I purchased is called: Ask and it is Given By Esther and Jerry Hicks. These books are based on the law of attraction. Now before you begin rolling your eyes...let me just say in less than 1 months time of establishing the use of these tools in my life I am already seeing and feeling big changes. I don’t use tools that do not work, nor do I promote people or products that I do not feel good about.
I believe in being selfish in the best way possible, so I am doing this for me first and foremost...because I know that ultimately being happy and feeling my best and most productive helps me 1ST and everyone I love 2ND and the rest of the world 3RD. I do what I do, for me and if anything I do brings inspiration, joy or a smile to anyone else, I can live with that. :)

People who are determined to have a crappy attitude are here on this planet for their own reasons, learning their own particular lessons and the choices they make are entirely up to them. I do not have to allow any of it to touch me or what I want in my life. This means I am NOT at the mercy of other peoples bad moods, bad choices, bad anything! The beauty of what this is all about is that I am remembering how to use my GOD/Universe Given gifts of Creation and Power. When I am having a good day, and someone thinks, hey I’m unhappy or I don't like her, so I think I will chuck a large pile of fresh steaming hot poo at her head and watch the hilarity ensue...guess what, they are going to be sadly disappointed because I have awesome powers of poo deflection fields all around me, so when someone tries to throw poo at me, like a big bad ass boomerang, it goes flying right back at the sender! That is a Universal Law...YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE!

Another Universal Law is Like attracts like...so if you have a crappy attitude, look around and notice how many of your acquaintances have a crappy attitude also...Misery LOVES company, the more the merrier, birds of a feather...get my drift? If you want to create a world of beauty to live your life in, you must be clear about what you are creating in your life at present. What I am saying is if you don't like where you are in your life and have this nagging feeling that you are off track...don’t look around blaming others...just accept the beauty and simplicity of this one simple truth...YOU put yourself here and now and you can make all your future here and nows what YOU want them to be...and you can have fun doing it once you get a few simple and effective tools down that will help you get the hang of it. The Law of Attraction is where it all begins.

Your emotions are the clearest most vital indicators of where you’re at in your life. If you live in a regular and consistent state of dis-content, bitching, complaining, dis-satisfaction, anger, sadness, self pity...and on and on then you either want and enjoy continually having these experiences or you are just uncertain how to get out of the cute little hole you have dug yourself into, and if that is the case the GREAT NEWS is that you put yourself there and with some practice and sincere willingness you CAN get the heck outta that hole and be confident that you don't ever have to be in the hole again! EVER (unless YOU so choose) :))

Thanks to the ever inspiring and muse of fun, creativity and inspiration Gala Darling I found out about two lifestreamers Kelly Cree and Jessica Mullen. They have put together incredibly useful tools to help others help themselves. I love the energy, passion and commitment of these ladies. They have built the School of Life Design which offers free lessons to help people be happy. They have video podcast’s that I find entertaining and useful also. What inspires me about these two gals is that they are really using the tools of the Law of Attraction in their own lives and you can tell, they are talking the talk and walking the walk. I am making the link available for anyone interested...just in case you want to have some fun and just in case you feel inclined to learn about what tools I am using to Design my Life.

Life Design School...is FREE and if you love it and it helps, consider an appreciation donation for the love and time these ladies took to put it all together to share with everyone :)

http://jessicamullen.com/2010/08/11/lesson-1-introduction-to-life-design/

CREATE the Life you really want without fear, or doubt...NOW !!!

They are, I AM and You can too! ♡

Thursday, January 20, 2011

HELLO WONDERLAND Lifestreaming Video Podcasts


I am currently re-designing my blog and introducing a new video podcast series I am calling Hello Wonderland. This is a fun new adventure that I am creating in my life! I am using this space to document how feelings and thoughts work together when one is devoted to living a life of their own design. I am sharing information and inspiration with you and what you do with it is totally up to you!

I am devoted to the practice of appreciation. This means finding ways all throughout my day to focus on reaching for thoughts that feel good to me. I am joining others who are doing it too and future posts and podcasts will be revealing more about this new energy that will be pumping life into this blog and it is my desire into your hearts and minds if you are so inclined to allow it in! ♡

Wonders you will find include:
Raw and living foods
Vegan foods
Whole foods
Lifestyle ideas
Creative tools for thinking and feeling
Meeting Guest Bloggers
Things that will make you smile....

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Attitude Adjustment~Check♥

Wow, It has been awhile since I have posted on my blog. The truth is, I was in a slump! Not just with food, but with my own personal attitude towards what I wanted to do in my life. I guess you could say I took a not so short sabbatical so I could do some serious Soul searching and reconnect with my inner happy place.

You know how sometimes you need a Big, REALLY BIG wake up call...well I guess you could say I received one in mid Dec of 2010. I discovered that I was, at the age of 41, pregnant with my 4th child. I was surprised, but I am also delighted. This has turned into a opportunity to help me see things with a tad more focus...to find the wellspring of clarity and determination that was always inside of me, but I had not been connecting consistently. To put it bluntly I was spending far too much time focusing on what I did not want. For me that just sucked up a lot of energy and made me feel sad and miserable. I dont enjoy that kind of energy in my life, I knew it was only a matter of time before things had to change, and change it did!

Being pregnant has put my body into an interesting space along with my mind. Listening to and observing the many changes that are taking place in me has been anything but dull. The last 3 weeks I have spent a lot of time in bed due to a bout of the flu and I think just physical, mental and emotional fatigue in general. I have had a bit of time to contemplate and meditate upon my life, where I am at and where I see myself headed. I feel that I have acquired some new tools that are greatly assisting me on many different levels and for this I am feeling far better than I had previously, and I can tell that it's only going to continue to get better and better.

Anyone who has taken the time to read my blog or knows anything about me via my online networking, knows that I have been into raw and living foods for over 12 years now. I am not saying I have done anything spectacular to change the landscape of raw foods, but I do know a lot of people who are. I have gotten to know many incredible people over the years, watching them grow and evolve as they pursued their passion for living foods, inspiring myself and others with their commitment to the Raw Lifestyle. So I was feeling like Yay for them and Blah humbug for me...great attitude eh?

Somewhere along the line, (this last year especially) I just lost my lust for food in general. I found myself becoming complacent, indifferent and even angry at food. I could blame a lack of income, or time but honestly I feel that it was mostly a lack of interest on my part. I just lost that lovin feeling that I had for raw foods. I found that it was convenient to eat what others were eating, and I began to pack on some pounds too, which never helps me to feel my best... so to make a sad pity party story short, I just fell into a slump and wallowed around in it long enough to get a heaping helping of all the emotions that make me feel farthest from myself. Nothing like feeling disconnected from joy and happiness to get me moving in the opposite direction.

With the help of some really great books I am not only well on my way to feeling better than I have in a long while, I now have the extra added blessing of this little bun in my oven helping me feel a rush of enthusiasm for life that seemed to have dimmed. I am not only excited by food once again but I am down right giddy with glee over all the possibilities. It's like someone ripped me out of a grey world of numbing humdrums and threw me into a color splashed renaissance of beauty and adventure.
My world and my life is coming alive once again and in the middle of winter I am feeling myself bloom with possibilities that are capturing my imagination and bursting forth with the most delightful of ideas for my own personal happiness and growth.

I know that 2011 is Grand, because I feel it, I see it. It's all around me, clearly in focus and I am saying Yes to what I want, not holding anything back. Sometimes it's good to let go and free-fall for awhile, its not taking steps backwards as much as it is falling in love with a whole new perspective on life...the view is astounding when you take the time to look and dare to do more than just dream...dare to live what is really inside your heart! What else is more important? Nothing...who has the power to stop you? YOU and only you!!!
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What has helped me through the dark:
The book, Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Yoga
Keeping a Food, Yoga & Dream journal
Focusing on appreciation helps one move through the negative energy
Soaking up the outdoors and Sunshine as much as possible
Checking out Vegan Food Blogs...They really rock and I will be posting some of my fav's
Being a hermit when I need to and loving myself enough to create a space for quiet reflection
Breathwork



My next post will have some really delicious thoughts and tools for you to savor and use if you are so inclined :)
Much luv
Margo