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A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It's not our thoughts, but the attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it's true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we've been attaching to, often for years.

by Byron Katie, "Loving What Is"

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Do you have a shining star in your life? Someone who always brightens your day, embues you with hope, inspires you, provides comfort for you, can always be counted upon, never fails to tell you the truth, and offers their love unconditionally? I am so fortunate to have a whole constellation!—my officemate and associate Rita, my close girlfriends, a number of men who offer me their support and friendship…. Your shining stars may not always be your closest friends, relatives or lovers. Look around…you may even discover a few indispensable supporters in some very unexpected places in your life – venders who always give you a “special discount” just because they care about you, your local librarian who always has a cheerful word, your neighbor who looks after your cat… Your shining stars are a true gift and yet sometimes we take them for granted. This is just a reminder that when you look into the beautiful summer night sky, you should also recall that there are earth-bound stars that are equally awesome–and deserve your praise, love and gratitude. They each gift you with a tiny bit of their heart. So do make sure to make a phone call, deliver a hug, give a gift, say thanks or surprise your shining stars with a bit of YOUR LIGHT! Keep our world shining bright with a glimmer of love.

Note from Jackie

I was recently reading Catherine Ponder’s terrific treatise on The Dynamic Law of Prosperity and two pieces of wisdom jumped out at me. Ponder, a minister and New Thought Leader, is one of the great Conscious Creation teachers of the last 50 years. This book has always been one of her best sellers. In it she says: “Watch your thoughts when you are handling your money, because your money is attached through your mind to the one source of all substance and all money.”


Now that’s a really interesting concept…yes, we know that our money comes from the Source, but to realize that it is a two-way street puts a very different perspective on how we treat the funds that we do have. If you are handling your money carelessly, or are resentful when paying it out, or feel depressed because there isn’t more, that goes straight back up the wire! It’s like a telegram or email to the Universe! I know this will make me much more aware of what I’m thinking, especially when I’m handling my funds!


Now Ponder also proposes: “With every financial transaction that presents itself to you, multiply it by ten, giving thanks that ten times that much is coming to you for your private use.” So for every $10, give thanks that $100 more is already on its way. I think this is a wonderful practice and gets you in to that important habit of envisioning it already being yours and experiencing gratitude for it. I’m hopping on this one right away, too. I hope you can find it valuable, as well!


Wishing prosperity with love and light,



Manifest Message

Anticipation can be overrated.  Living in the present we're able to do anything we plan to do.  We're ready for today, and we're able to take on whatever is presented to us in the moment.  We may anticipate or dread the future.  But, we can never know what it will feel like and be like.  Just taking one step at a time we can do just about anything,  Just keep dreaming and stepping and soon you will be there,  You'll be wiser and stronger and in a new place. 

by Deepak Chopra, "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"

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Manifest Message

God wants you to be what you want to be.  In your quiet thinking select your future, accept it as normal for you, and then expect it to happen.  Give thanks that the ways and means to bring it to pass are already in action.

from "Open Your Mind to Receive" by Catherine Ponder

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Manifest Message

People who succeed reach decisions promptly, and change them – if at all – very slowly.  People who fail reach decisions – if at all – very slowly, and change them frequently and quickly,  Indecision and procrastination are twins.  Where one is found, the other may usually be found also.  Kill off this pair before they completely tie you to the treadmill of failure.

from "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

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Manifest Message

Discipline comes through self-control.  This means that you must control all negative qualities.  Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.  Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tacke.  If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.  You may see at one and the same time both your best friend and your greatest enemy, by stepping in front of the mirror.

from Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

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Notes from Jackie

How are you today? I mean that, how are you today? Are you feeling upbeat and positive, energized by the sunshine, the spring flowers, the smell of greenery, the exciting project on your agenda, the people you are going to encounter today? Or are you focusing on the perceived problems; all the things you have to do, but don’t want to do, your bank account, the people that annoy you in your life. Take stock and remember that today is what you make of it! I choose to make today a day of ease and opportunity, where I engage with people who stimulate me creatively and in a problem solving manner. They present me with decisions and choices to make that will lead to something positive and welcomed. I choose to tackle the challenges quickly so they don’t grow and become overwhelming. I remember that as a Conscious Creator, I create my flow of abundance in all aspects of my life, so I know that I can create a wonderful day. So when I say and wish for you to Have a Wonderful Day, I really mean that, too! 




Manifest Message

Eliminate all feelings of lack.  There is no lack.  There is only abundance.  Be persistent.  Prosperity loves persistence.  It is so unfortunate how often we get within inches of the finish line but do not cross it.  Instead, we reach exhaustion and give in to discouragement.  What we really need is a final burst of energy and enthusiasm to push past the finish line.  When feeling discouraged, it is time to push harder.  You are almost where you desire to be.

from "Choosing Joy, Creating Abundance" by Ellen Peterson

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