What do you think of when you contemplate RISK? Gambling at the crap tables? Starting a new business in an economic downturn? Jumping over a chasm?
These are all pretty extreme versions of risk, but we actually face risk in almost every daily decision we make. Which unfortunately is why many people are stuck on neutral in their lives, because they are so risk averse.
How do you define risk? It is when one must evaluate a new opportunity in light of standing steadfast on previous ground…it is taking a leap into the unknown when you can safely stay where all the factors are known and familiar. What must a person give-up to gain anew?
But what most people do not realize is that risk is really a gift. It is an opportunity to rise to a new level, to have and demonstrate courage, to sharpen our decision-making skills, to explore new vistas with eyes open, to gain self-confidence when one has chosen well, to force us to confront limiting beliefs, to truly face what we are capable of. In other words, risk is an exceptional tool of spiritual growth.
Yes, risk can be scary, but it can also be a doorway to vast new personal and financial blessings. Accepting the right risks can mean new fortune, new love, new freedom, new expression, new joy and more.
On the other hand there is a risk in not taking the risk. If you never say yes to taking your future in your own hands because you fear not having a paycheck, what might you lose? If you don’t ask her to marry you because you fear commitment or constraint, what then happens when she accepts another proposal?
So how does one know what risks to take and which to forego?
Are you an Aural or a Visual? Each of us has a preference. We never consciously made this choice. It’s how we are wired. Think about how you learn best—from hearing information or advice from someone, perhaps a teacher or friend, from a CD? Or do you absorb it better if you read it, see it on a board or write something down?
I’m a visual. I need to see my trainer demonstrate what he wants from me. I memorize by viewing a name written or recalling information from a written page. (It’s much harder for me to remember someone’s name when I haven’t seen it written on a name badge or on paper.) I recall where I left an object by calling up a visual memory of it. My strongest skill is writing. When I listen to CDs it’s for entertainment–music or novels, not information–because I don’t absorb information well through my audio system.
My brother, on the other hand, is an aural. A musician, he learned to play the bass guitar by listening to music and hearing others play. Read music? Nope, not his style. He learned best from the teachers who captured his imagination verbally. He’s a natural storyteller and a great science teacher because he inspires and entertains his students in the classroom. He remembers what he hears far better than I do.
There seems to be nothing specific that determines whether you will be an aural or a visual, but if you are aware of this trait, you can take advantage of it both in maximizing your own growth, perception and memory skills, and in how you provide information to others. Best not to try to get an aural person to read a book; instead buy him or her the CD version for a birthday. By becoming more aware of your learning input system, you can improve your own Conscious Creation skills (visual vs. aural cues in your creative process) and help others to change their life for the better.
In light and love,
Thankfulness is rewarded in turn with more things for which to be thankful. The purpose of being thankful, however, should not be to gain more, but to simply be appreciative for the blessings we are given.
“Life never stops us—it just gives us a reason to come up with a better idea.” –Sonia Choquette
21 Distinctions of Wealth, Attract the Abundance You Deserve by Peggy McColl
Peggy is a genius at giving people highly practical exercises that anchor the manifesting process. In this book, she focuses on the various ways of attracting wealth. This is an enormously practice book, and each of the 21 “Distinctions” is accompanied by powerful affirmations. This book is a must for anyone who is growing a library of useful manifesting guides!
You can find this book at www.Manifestbooks.com
I love to walk. When I get out into nature and smell the grasses and flowers, listen to the birds, watch the squirrels, it lifts my spirits and relaxes me. My favorite time to go is in the two hours before the sun sets, at the end of the day when I can let go of the stress of the day and enjoy that "golden hour" of sunlight. Do you have a favorite time of day? Is there something you love to do during that time? Indulge yourself! Find the joy in both the beauty of the moment and the activity you love.
I recently read in a magazine that Natalie Cole said: “I know that God has had my back, even when I was screwing up.”
And I thought, “How profound! What a simple, comforting thought!” GOD HAS MY BACK!
Even for people who have trouble with the concept of “trust and surrender,” God Has My Back is a very simple and elegant way to realize that they are not alone and that they have an amazing support system in place to rely upon.
It’s a great way to realize that even in the worst of circumstances, God’s hand is guiding you out of the morass, and pointing you to the light.
Just think about the times when you might have experienced this support system at work:
God Has My Back!
What a wonderful thought! Even when I make a grievous mistake or am unkind or do self destructive things, God still has my back. And even if I am slapped with the consequences of my bad behavior, that’s still God looking out for me, teaching me that I must be more thoughtful, conscious and compassionate.
What a relief! I am not alone and I have powerful protector! Whether you are a dynamic leader who feels like everything must fall to you and you are alone on the precipice, or someone who feels weak and battered by life– with God at Your Back, you can relax! When you relax, you become more intuitive, more confident, less pressured to make decisions that could be ill considered. Your frequency rises. You manifest more effectively. Your life is easier.
Just imagine going through life feeling that God is always there to nudge you in the right direction or pick up you up when you fall. How would that change the way you feel about your life? Would it make life easier, more comfortable, less harrowing, more encouraging, more hopeful, less strenuous, less taxing, more forgiving? What would change in your attitude if you were always aware that
God Has Your Back!
Whether we know it or feel it, each of us deserves salvation in our lives—and by that I mean deliverance from unhappiness and unpleasant experience. Sometimes we can be the architect of our salvation and sometimes we just need a little help. If God Has Your Back, than you know that salvation is possible…that you can find a way–or that you will be guided to the way–out of misery and pain.
And you know what, if you know in your heart that you have this great protection, than you can call up on it. Whether that is through prayer, meditation, conscious creation or other ways that you can reach out to the divine Universal source, you can speed up your rescue by asking for assistance.
So don’t forget God Always Has Your Back! You can take that to the bank!
Are you an A.M. Bright Light or Nocturnal? I think I mentioned in my last newsletter that I am a morning person. That’s when I am most alert, filled with energy, creative, enthused, most attuned with the Universe and powerful. Throughout the day, these faculties slowly wane until 8 p.m. when I’m largely spent. Don’t ask me to undertake anything that requires clear thinking or lots of energy after 8 p.m. because, intention aside, it may not be my best effort. On the other hand, many people I know don’t even get going until 4 p.m. in the afternoon and they do their best work at midnight or later! So the point is to play to your strengths. Set up your day and schedule your appointments to fit your Circadian rhythm. Don’t try to force important activities into times when you are typically not at your best. Schedule to maximize your energy and sharpness when you need these at peak level. Clearly, you will want to eat right, exercise and take supplements to support you energy level and clear-headedness throughout the day, but even then, you’ll find yourself at your best for certain activities in specific time frames. For instance, I always try to schedule my most demanding business tasks or my writing early in the day when I’m sharpest. I also try to schedule business meetings in the AM when I’m fresh. My workouts are now at 5 p.m. after I’ve completed my intellectual responsibilities for the day. This gives me an added burst of energy at the end of the workday, without having to exercise my mind. Instead, I let my body do the work. Reading is more passive so I save this for 6-8 p.m. By consciously choosing your timing of specific activities, you will find yourself more energized overall because you will accomplish more and have less resistance or friction in the your flow. Find you Circadian sweet spot and exploit it!
In love and light,
“You will never be given a desire without the power to achieve it!” — Barbel Mohr and Clemens
Make Your Dreams Come True by Pamala Oslie
I loved this book! It is such a wonderful and direct guide to overcoming your negative beliefs. It’s divided into four sections, The Power of Belief, Discovering Your Beliefs, Changing Your Beliefs and Creating New Beliefs. If you’ve been bedeviled by the process of changing those deeply held notions that are running and maybe ruining your life, this book is a terrific aid. More than any other book I’ve encountered this one focuses on HOW TO eradicate and replace that negative program with positive programming. It’s definitely on my recommended list.
You can find this book at www.Manifestbooks.com